The Federal Carbon Tax is part of the federal government's carbon pollution pricing system. It applies to fuels that emit greenhouse gases when combusted, including natural gas. It took effect in Alberta on January 1, 2020 and was designed to increase every April 1 thereafter, beginning on April 1, 2020.
On April 1, 2021 the Federal Carbon Tax rate increased from $1.576/GJ to $2.103/GJ. The amount that you will pay is based on how much natural gas you use. The Government has estimated an average family of four, consumes 100 GJ's per year, meaning the yearly cost of the tax on natural gas bills will increase from about $160 to $210. Remember that depending on the season, your monthly natural gas consumption changes, with the highest consumption falling in the cold winter months.
|Dates||$/Carbon tonne||Rate ($/GJ)|
|January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020||$20||$1.050|
|April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021||$30||$1.576|
|April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022||$40||$2.103|
|April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023||$50||$2.629|
For more information on the Federal Carbon Tax visit the Alberta and Pollution Pricing page on the Governement of Canada's website.Save on Energy