Carbon Levy Information

Beginning January 1, 2017, your monthly natural gas bill will include the carbon levy. The levy is calculated on all fuels that emit greenhouse gases when combusted, including natural gas.

To learn more about the carbon levy rebate, including income qualifications and payment schedule, visit climate.alberta.ca or call 310-0000.

What is the Carbon Levy?

The carbon levy is a part of the Climate Leadership Plan; Alberta’s action plan on climate change. For more information on the Climate Leadership Plan, please visit the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/climate-leadership-plan.aspx

How does this affect my gas bill?

Starting January 1, 2017, your gas bill will include a line item for the carbon levy. This price is applied to fuels that emit greenhouse gases when combusted, including the fuel used to heat your home.

Certain fuels, such as marked gasoline and diesel used on Alberta farms, are exempt from the levy.

What can I expect to pay?

The carbon levy will be applied as a separate line item on your natural gas bill. The rate is calculated at a rate of $1.011/GJ beginning January 2017, increasing to $1.517/GJ on January 1, 2018. For more information on carbon levy pricing, please visit the Government of Alberta website at https://www.alberta.ca/climate-carbon-pricing.aspx

How do I obtain a rebate for the Carbon Levy?

Most Albertans will receive a rebate that covers costs associated with the carbon levy. You don’t need to apply for the rebate. You will automatically receive it if you filed 2015 income tax and meet the income criteria.

Last updated 2016/12/22