As part of the Climate Leadership Plan to reduce emissions that cause climate change, Alberta began pricing carbon pollution effective January 1, 2017. This includes the natural gas used to heat your home. The carbon levy rate on natural gas for 2018 is $1.517/Gigajoule (GJ). Your natural gas bill includes a line item for the levy. Rebates will be provided to lower-and-middle income Albertans to offset the costs associated with the levy. You do not need to apply for the rebate. You only need to file a tax return and meet the income criteria. To learn more about the carbon levy, rebates, exemptions, and what steps you can take to reduce emissions please visit climate.alberta.ca or call 310-0000.