Alberta starts Coal Phase-out planning, makes Low-Carbon pact with U.K.

On March 6, 2016, the Speech from the Throne announced intentions to reinvest revenues from the carbon levy into creating jobs and economic diversification, to enact a Promoting Job Creation and Diversification Act , and to appoint an Energy Diversification Advisory Committee which will include Labour.  On March 15, Alberta and the United Kingdom announced  a Low-Carbon Innovation and Growth Framework agreement.  On March 16, the press release “Alberta takes next steps to phase-out coal pollution under Climate Leadership Plan”  explains the process underway.

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