News Ottawa unveils climate change plan SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Friday, Dec. 11th, 2020 Parliament Hill (Vista Stock Photo) Ottawa has released a climate change plan that includes steady increases to its carbon tax in each of the next 10 years. The federal price on carbon will continue to increase by $10 a tonne until it reaches $50 per tonne in 2022. The price is to jump $15 a tonne after that until it reaches $170 by 2030. The money is to go to retrofitting buildings such as arenas; renewable energy; biofuel and hydrogen projects; and getting remote communities off diesel. There is a $3-billion challenge fund for large emitters to implement strategies such as carbon capture. The plan is to achieve a 32 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030, slightly more than the federal Liberal’s 30 per cent commitment.