Wind industry in Alberta applauds introduction of carbon levy legislation
May 24, 2016
Pricing carbon is essential for greener, more diversified energy use
Ottawa, Ontario, May 24, 2016 – Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released this statement following the tabling today of Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act, in the Alberta legislature.
“The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased that the Alberta government continues to demonstrate strong leadership through the implementation of its economy-wide strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A carbon levy will send clear market signals that will nudge the Alberta economy towards greener, more diversified energy use and a more sustainable growth path. The legislation supports Alberta’s efforts to accelerate the replacement of existing fossil fuel electricity generation with the zero-carbon power of wind energy and other renewable electricity generation. Clean carbon-free electricity is an integral component of any credible climate change plan.”
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