Honourable Rachel Notley
Rachel Notley is determined to make Alberta a leader in the fight against climate change. After extensive technical and public consultations, she launched her government’s Climate Leadership Plan in November 2015. The plan received widespread acclaim and support from an unprecedented coalition of leaders in the energy industry and environmental organizations. The plan eliminates pollution from coal-fired power plants by 2030, establishes an economy-wide carbon levy that will be reinvested in Alberta, sets a hard limit on annual oil sands emissions and mandates a 45 per cent decrease in methane emissions by 2025. It will replace 30 per cent of retired coal-fired electricity with renewables and establish a provincial agency to help Albertans reduce their carbon footprint through investments in energy efficiency. Work is well underway with industry, environmental leaders, municipalities, Indigenous communities, stakeholders and Albertans to manage this transition to a lower- carbon economy. With its Climate Leadership Plan, Alberta is now firmly on a path towards setting an example for energy producers.