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Supporting Alberta families

By pricing carbon, the Climate Leadership Plan encourages all Albertans to reduce pollution that causes climate change. To offset costs associated with the carbon levy, the Plan provides rebates to families that need them. Six in 10 households will be eligible for a full rebate. Starting early 2017, a new agency, Energy Efficiency Alberta, will offer programs to help households reduce energy use. 

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Protecting our health and environment

Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan will improve air quality by ending coal pollution and transitioning to cleaner sources of electricity. Phasing out coal in favour of renewable energy and natural gas will protect the health of Albertans—especially vulnerable groups like children, seniors and people with respiratory conditions—and save money in health care costs and lost productivity.

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Strengthening our economy

Alberta’s action plan on climate change will diversify our energy industry and create thousands of new jobs. The carbon levy, which is expected to raise nearly $10 billion over the next five years, will help grow our renewable energy sector and build green infrastructure. New limits on oil sands emissions will help our traditional energy industry secure approvals to reach new markets.

Alberta’s action plan on climate change

The right thing to do for our health, environment and economy.


Farmers to benefit from expansion of efficiency grants

Oct 24, 2016

Government is investing $10 million to help energy-intensive farm operations reduce their emissions and save on energy bills through efficiency upgrades.

New “ERA” of climate innovation targets methane pollution

Oct 21, 2016

Alberta is targeting an additional $33 million from the industry-supported Emissions Reduction Alberta to aggressively reduce methane emissions as outlined under its Climate Leadership Plan.

Alberta seeks solar farm proposals

Oct 06, 2016

The Alberta government is aiming to support the province’s first solar farm to help meet its green power needs. 

Alberta launches Indigenous renewables pilot program

Oct 05, 2016

As part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the provincial government is launching two small-scale pilot programs for First Nations and Metis communities that invest in local renewable projects that create jobs, reduce emissions and lower utility costs.  

Proposed federal carbon pricing: Premier Notley statement

Oct 03, 2016

Premier Rachel Notley has released the following statement on the federal government's proposals on carbon pricing: