As part of its Climate Leadership Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Government of Alberta has introduced a levy on the price of all fuels that emit greenhouse gases when combusted. This includes natural gas. The levy began January 1, 2017. To learn more, see our FAQs below, visit www.climate.alberta.ca, or call 310-0000 for more information.
The Carbon Levy is not a levy set by Direct Energy.
As part of the Government of Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, introduced a levy on the price of all fuels that emit greenhouse gases when combusted.
The amount that you will pay is based on how much natural gas you use. In 2018, the Levy will be calculated at $1.517/GJ and then increase to $1.517/GJ in 2018. The Government has estimated that for an average family of four, the yearly cost of the Levy on your natural gas bill will be $205 or about $17/month.
This is not a Direct Energy Fee. All Albertans will pay the Levy no matter who their provider is however the Government estimates that 60% of Albertans will be eligible for a refund. Those details can be found at www.climate.alberta.ca.
There will be a separate line item on your bill that says "Carbon Levy" and shows the amount.
All funds collected through the Carbon Levy are submitted to the Government of Alberta to support their Climate Leadership Plan. Details can be found at www.climate.alberta.ca.
All Albertans will pay the Levy however the Government estimates that 60% of Albertans will be eligible for a rebate. Those details can be found at www.climate.alberta.ca.
Alberta is developing a new strategy on climate change based on recommendations put forward by the Climate Change Advisory Panel. The Alberta government is moving forward on four key priorities, including the carbon levy:
More details can be found at www.climate.alberta.ca.
Please contact the Government of Alberta directly at 310-0000. This is a toll free number accessible from anywhere in Alberta. No area code is needed.
For lots of quick tips on reducing the energy use in your home, please visit https://www.directenergy.ca/learn.