Energy Future: Alberta's carbon tax—Its impact on the economy and the need for policy certainty

Energy Future: Alberta's carbon tax—Its impact on the economy and the need for policy certainty

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street SE

This event is part of the Energy Future series. 

The carbon tax has been one of the most hotly debated policy changes in Alberta politics. Even with the extensive media coverage, it remains one of the most misunderstood policies. It seems that for every person arguing that the costs will be barely noticeable, there is someone else arguing that the carbon tax will spell the end for Alberta’s economy.

One thing remains clear: there are still a lot of important questions. How will the carbon levy affect the economy? How will carbon pricing transform our industries, especially the energy sector? Will a carbon tax in Alberta actually combat global climate change? And what policy certainty is needed for business to do long-term planning?  

In partnership with
Canada's Ecofiscal Commission

Join us in this edition of the Energy Future series, as we try to shine some light on an inherently complicated issue. To do this, we are bringing some of Alberta’s high-level CEOs and biggest names in business to provide their perspectives on one of the most important policy changes in recent history. This power packed line up will discuss their organization's long-term planning for the policy, and what short-term impacts the carbon tax has already had on their businesses. 

Don't miss your chance to get your tough questions answered from industry experts on Alberta's new carbon tax.

You'll hear from:

  • Chris Ragan, Chair of the Ecofiscal Commission  
  • Brian Ferguson, CEO of Cenovus
  • Scott Thon, CEO of BHE Canada  
  • Suzanne West, CEO of Imaginea Energy

Watch the live stream of the event

About the Energy Future series 

Energy Future is a landmark series created by the Calgary Chamber to address the most essential long-term energy topics through the perspectives of global energy leaders. The idea is to get us thinking beyond the quarter, focusing on 5, 10 and 20 years in the future. Past events in the Energy Future series have attracted top energy minds from around the world including former United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu as well as Greg Abel, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Doug Suttles President and CEO of Encana Corp. These events have garnered international media attention.

About the Ecofiscal Commission

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission is a group of experienced policy-minded economists from across the country seeking to promote and broaden the discussion of environmental and economy policy. The Ecofiscal Commission and its Commissioners are fully independent and aim to serve policy-makers across the political spectrum, at all levels of government.