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Alberta Imposes Carbon Tax

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  • Feb 6th, 2017 4:42 am
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^^^ Very true, Trevor.

Heard three random estimates on the radio today, of increased costs in Alberta.
1/ sheet metal will cost more than 10% more
2/ cost of a septic tank will be 10% more
3/ manufacturing concrete powder 20% to 30% more (lots of energy req'd to make it)

So it's quite clear that any kind of construction using materials made in AB will be more expensive.

And then there's this:
On Monday, ... Albertans learned that Koch Oil Sands had recently informed the Alberta Energy Regulator it was indefinitely postponing it’s $800-million Muskwa project in northeastern Alberta and with it about 300 jobs.

Koch’s vice-president Byron Lutes said “regulatory uncertainty around the Climate Leadership Program … from carbon tax to the emissions cap” killed the project. Lutes explained there was just no way in the short- or mid-term for Koch to make money in the oilsands thanks to NDP taxes and legislation.

source: http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/12/19/r ... nsequences
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IrwinW wrote:
Dec 20th, 2016 12:32 pm
Alberta carbon tax calculator: How much will you pay — or get back?

This tool will help you estimate how Alberta's new carbon tax will impact you.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/m ... -1.3900339
$130 in 2017, then $200 in 2018 ... not too bad. I even doubled my fuel and gas consumption, as it's colder in Alberta than where I live, and I doubt i'd be able to be as thrifty with fuel if I lived out that way. Should account for the "ancillary" cost increases in other services. ~$10-$20/mo "IF" they use the cash to actually make a positive impact? I'd be up for that.
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This whole A carbon tax is just another cash grab for the Province. Not sure if you people already notice that the air is already a lot cleaner.

Got my Natural gas bill today, on the bill there is a new line called "Tax levi " and for the first 3 days of January it was $3.87 , so say over 30 days that is going to cost us another $39.00 a month . I don't want to know what it is going to cost us to heat our homes in 3-4 years.

This is going the same way as the Ontario hydro, where people can't turn on their lights anymore, and we can't heat our homes anymore.
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rotjong wrote:
Feb 5th, 2017 8:56 pm
This whole A carbon tax is just another cash grab for the Province. Not sure if you people already notice that the air is already a lot cleaner.

Got my Natural gas bill today, on the bill there is a new line called "Tax levi " and for the first 3 days of January it was $3.87 , so say over 30 days that is going to cost us another $39.00 a month . I don't want to know what it is going to cost us to heat our homes in 3-4 years.

This is going the same way as the Ontario hydro, where people can't turn on their lights anymore, and we can't heat our homes anymore.
a lot gas friendly where i'm at, didn't see a single EV on the road and gas is merely 90 cents
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