The new tax scheme will cost a family of four about $338 extra in 2017.
Since taking office, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has been very aggressive on the climate file. Attempting to remedy what she portrayed as a history of environmental negligence by her predecessors , the premier swiftly increased and expanded Alberta’s carbon tax, placed a hard cap on carbon dioxide emissions, set stiff targets for reducing methane emissions, declared an accelerated phase-out of coal power generation, and promised to replace much of that power with costlier wind or solar power generation.
New climate tests are unnecessary since the effects of pipelines and LNG terminals on climate change are negligible at worst and positive at best.
Transporting oil by pipeline may actually lower greenhouse gas emissions.
While the planned reduction in emissions may sound impressive, the effect on temperatures will likely be rather small and the costs in dollars quite high.
Before making largely shambolic gestures using other people’s money, you should consider all the available alternatives.
This week, the Alberta government unveiled its new strategy on climate change, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
For many years, Alberta has maintained a strong investment climate vis-à-vis other provinces and other energy-producing jurisdictions.
Turns out, LEED school buildings actually consume more energy, and therefore cost more money, than non-LEED schools.