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Alberta introduces carbon levy

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May 31, 2016

In May 2016, the Alberta government introduced Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act, to create a carbon levy to be imposed on distributors of transportation and heating fuels starting January 1, 2017. Bill 20 is part of Alberta’s new climate policies announced in November 2015.

The carbon levy is to be imposed on persons producing or supplying fuel in Alberta into a fuel system that produces heat or energy, such as natural gas to heat a building or gasoline or diesel to power a car or truck. Special requirements are included for fuel used by inter-jurisdictional carriers, diesel locomotives, the aviation industry and persons using mixtures and blends of fuels.

Review the Climate Leadership Implementation Act and a summary from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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