Plans for a carbon levy revealed with Alberta’s Budget

Faced with unprecedented economic challenges, the Alberta government delivered an April  Budget with frequent references to its Climate Leadership Plan, including plans for $3.4 billion to be invested in large-scale renewable energy projects and technologies; $25 million to be invested directly into new apprenticeship and training opportunities; $25 million for startup companies with high job growth potential, such as clean energy and clean technology; and funding and training for workers in communities affected by the promised coal phase-out. See coverage in The Globe and Mail  and the Calgary Herald  .  Most attention went to the specifics of the Climate Leadership Adjustment Rebate , to help individual Albertans offset the costs of the carbon levy.

Academic research advice related to carbon pricing for Alberta appeared in Policy Options in March: “Alberta’s Carrot and Stick approach to GHG Emission Reduction”   and from the University of Calgary School of Public Policy,  Make the Alberta Carbon Levy Revenue Neutral .

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