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Environmental Defence: Carbon Pricing in Alberta: A review of its successes and impacts

A PROGRESS REPORT ON ALBERTA’S CARBON LEVY

Alberta’s economy-wide carbon levy was introduced in 2017. The aim of the levy is to reduce carbon pollution which causes climate change, while minimizing any negative impacts to the province’s economy or to lower-income Albertans. A lot of claims have been made about the levy and the effectiveness of carbon pricing in general. Given that the province is almost through two years of the carbon levy, it’s a good time to look and see whether, and to what extent, this policy is meeting its aims.

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