When the Levy Breaks: Alberta Government Tables the Climate Leadership Implementation Act
On May 24, 2016, Alberta’s provincial government tabled Bill 20 for first reading in the legislature. Otherwise known as the Climate Leadership Implementation Act (Climate Act), Bill 20 furthers the implementation of the provincial government’s Climate Leadership Plan released in November 2015.
Bill 20 provides for a carbon levy on consumers of fuel, and creates an agency called Energy Efficiency Alberta, as part of the provincial government’s ongoing commitment to climate change policies and initiatives. Notably absent from Bill 20 are any details on initiatives or incentives for transitioning to renewable energy sources.