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 2017 is $1.011/Gigajoule (GJ) and is set to increase to $1.517/GJ in 2018. Your natural gas bill includes a new 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 visit climate.alberta.ca or call 310-0000.