Prince Edward Island has actively participated in international efforts to combat climate change. The Government of Prince Edward Island’s five-year Climate Change Action Plan provides a framework for both adapting to changing climate as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These efforts include working with the Government of Canada to introduce carbon pricing on Prince Edward Island.
What is the carbon levy?
The made-in-PEI carbon pricing plan is focused on two parts, as follows:
- a carbon price for consumers, administered by the province.
- an output-based pricing system for large emitters administered by the federal government.
When will carbon pricing start?
Carbon pricing will begin on April 1, 2019.
Will carbon pricing be offset for consumers?
Yes, provincial government is offering incentives to help residents and businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions while returning all revenue from the carbon levy on gas and diesel directly back to Islanders. Learn more at Saving you money while helping the environment.
Are you a gasoline wholesaler, retail vendor or consumer?
To learn more about your responsibilities under the new legislation Climate Leadership Act and regulations, visit Carbon Levy Roles and Responsibilities.