Draft Policy Statement - Early Adoption

Allen Schultz

February 21, 2022



Early Adoption


Need/Want Directive:

Whereas Alberta should incentivize early adopters as well as industry to develop products that will demand Alberta’s zero emission alternative fuel products.


Need/Want Rationale:

  • Domestic demand will require incentives to switch from carbon-based fuels to alternative fuels.
  • Federal money should flow through to industry that develops products for electrical or alternative fuel use.
  • Carbon tax is actually a CO2 disposal tax. Disposal of CO2 is no longer free.
  • Alternative fuels have no carbon to dispose, thus no tax.


How Directive:

Be it resolved that:

  • Alberta Party will incur a CO2 disposal tax for the consumption of carbonized fuels.
  • Alberta Party will not incur sales tax on de-carbonized alternative fuels.
  • Alberta Party will not incur sales tax on zero emission vehicles.
  • Alberta Party will flow through federal incentives to industry for developing infrastructure and products for alternative fuel use.


How Rationale:

  • Let's call Carbon Tax a CO2 disposal tax, since that is what it is.
  • Incentivize early adoption by minimizing taxation.
  • Make available any other incentives to industry to accelerate adoption.