Adding up the cost of carbon on drying and heating bills


The current “price on pollution,” i.e. the carbon tax, sits at $50 per tonne carbon dioxide equivalent.

Right now, there is an exemption on this tax being applied to on-farm diesel and gas bought in bulk, however propane and natural gas used for grain drying, barn heating, or running irrigation is still subject to the added cost.

Bill C-234 seeks to change that, and has passed second reading and the ag committee and now moves to the third reading and the Senate. All but the Liberals support the private member’s bill, so it’s anticipated it will pass, allowing for farmers to get a break on this added cost for the next eight years.

We want to know: based on your most recent bills, what is the estimated carbon cost for drying or heating?

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