Myths and realities of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan – Part 3

Beaumont, Alberta photographed in May, 2015.

Beaumont, Alberta photographed in May, 2015.

This is the third in a series of posts addressing myths and realities of the Climate Leadership Plan. Part 1 covered estimated household costs, rebates and emissions reductions. Part 2 covered consultation and energy costs.

Myth #6: The government will be going door-to-door or cold calling Albertans to offer energy efficiency products through the Residential No-Cost Energy Savings Program.

Reality: Albertans will be able to participate in the program only if they contact Energy Efficiency Alberta directly and make an appointment. Appointments are scheduled so that homeowners know when to expect a visit from an installer. Due to government legislation, which bans the door-to-door sales of energy products, an installer cannot come to your door uninvited.

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Myths and realities of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan – Part 2

premier-students-clp2This is the second in a series of posts addressing myths and realities of the Climate Leadership Plan. Part 1 covered estimated household costs, rebates and emissions reductions.

Myth #4: Albertans weren’t consulted on the Climate Leadership Plan.

Reality: In 2015, Alberta’s Climate Change Advisory Panel engaged with Albertans for several months. The panel heard from the public, farmers, indigenous communities, academia, think-tanks, municipalities, small businesses and industry representatives. They heard from tens of thousands of Albertans through an online survey, open houses, technical sessions and written submissions from stakeholder groups and individuals. Continue reading

Investing in Alberta’s future with the carbon levy

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Climate change is the greatest challenge facing us today. We need to take swift, decisive action to address it. Albertans, industry and government all have a part to play in tackling climate change in our province. We all need to be part of the solution.

A price on carbon does just this by putting the onus of improving the health of the environment and Albertans on all of us. It is the most cost-effective way to achieve significant reductions in emissions, and provides an incentive for everyone, from individual households to large industrial emitters, to make choices with emissions in mind. Continue reading