Alberta’s Carbon tax working Exactly as designed

The carbon tax is a resounding success despite complaints to the contrary by Jason Kenney and the UCP in Alberta. Like BC which has had a carbon tax since 2007, Alberta leads the Country in Growth. California with a Cap-and-Trade emissions program leads the U.S. in growth. Coincidence? We don’t think so.

See our Carbon Taxes page for more info.


$200M in carbon tax funds going to smaller renewable power plants.

Money will help communities build smaller wind, solar, biomass, hydro projects
https://t.co/Js7bPvXJGy

Alberta town hopes to pull new kind of energy from old gas well.

‘It would be a huge boon for the economy of this province,’ says U of A geologist
https://t.co/8sdOSt4RyK

‘Goose bumps’: CNRL develops oilsands mining idea that eliminates tailings ponds.

In-pit extraction process produces dry tailings, reduces CO2 emissions and costs
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/in-pit-extraction-process-cnrl-1.4788480

Alberta invests in greener public transit.

Alberta commuters will have more options when it comes to getting around thanks to a new public transportation program that invests in green transit throughout the province.

https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=584683A31F3BB-01BF-DF3C-A515A65B64976FCC

Innovation rush in the oil sands.

Oil sands operators and suppliers alike are trying to find ways to reduce operations costs and cut emissions

http://magazine.cim.org/en/technology/innovation-rush-in-the-oil-sands-en/

Alberta funds solar power for Beaver First Nation

https://www.jwnenergy.com/article/2018/9/alberta-funds-solar-power-beaver-first-nation/

A decade later, Alberta project aims to both capture CO2 and boost oil output.

Alberta Carbon Trunk Line project will capture CO2 from two Edmonton-area industrial sites

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-carbon-trunk-line-1.4816373

Climate and Environment Student Action Challenge.

Alberta K-12 students are invited to develop a school-based project to address climate change or other environmental concerns.

https://t.co/tvGaaQ1mDp

Alberta to fund green upgrades for non-profits.

Program could make 180 organizations more energy efficient

https://t.co/ExlQY2ii1x

Alberta commits $1.04 billion to Edmonton’s west Valley Line LRT expansion

https://t.co/gAUJ8NCQAV

Energy Efficiency Alberta launches fourth edition of popular Instant Savings program

https://t.co/tfD9YdEmKY

Farmers racing to tap into $35-million energy efficiency program.

Interest is high, so producers and processors should get applications in as soon as possible, says official

https://t.co/3m90lvHWoD

County office producing own power

https://t.co/UYz85ujwsZ

Energy Efficiency Alberta saves Albertans $300 million in its first year

https://t.co/e4oc1vhzox

Energy Efficiency Alberta says 50,000 households took advantage of savings in 1st year.

Provincial agency was created last year as part of the government’s climate leadership plan

https://t.co/fE5WWfaKbN

First passive house car dealership in North America

https://t.co/WtMgwq9Zy9

Alberta puts up $40M to help workers transition during coal-power phase-out

https://t.co/6UGLHWNf8R

Jayman BUILT 1st large builder in Alberta to install solar in every new home built

https://t.co/RCCtK2MKQg

Twitter Thread @TheGentYYC:

Carbon tax thread unrolled for those not on twitter:
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1085424351170707456.html