Pembina reacts to legislation being tabled to implement Alberta’s Climate Leadership PlanBill 20 includes the framework for a carbon levy in Alberta

May 24, 2016

Our executive director, Ed Whittingham delivers remarks as the Alberta government announces the introduction of Bill 20, the Climate Plan Implementation Act. Photo: Pembina Institute

EDMONTON — Ed Whittingham, executive director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to climate change legislation being introduced in the Alberta Legislature.

“Today’s introduction of legislation to implement the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan is a momentous occasion. For far too long plans to address climate change have been about talk. Now we are seeing action.

“Environmentalists, economists and a growing list of political leaders agree; a carbon price is the most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution that causes climate change.

“The levy will be used to rebate low and middle income Albertans and allow for investment in energy efficiency, green infrastructure, renewable energy and technology, while protecting consumers from volatile energy costs and creating jobs. It’s what Alberta needs in order to do our fair share on climate change and stay globally competitive.”



Kirk Heuser
Communications Lead, Pembina Institute


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