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Canadians see upside to ambitious climate targets

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, almost three out of four people in Canada (72%) think that those countries which set more ambitious targets will end up stronger economically than those countries which don’t pursue such targets.   While believing ambitous targets are good for longer term

Electric vehicles are picking up speed in public support

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada (67%) believe that President Biden’s election will help make electric vehicles a growth industry and that Canada should do everything we can to attract electric vehicle manufacturing here. Only 33% think the market won’t

Canadians want Canada to be seen as determined to fight climate change, producers of sustainable products, and increasingly associated with renewable energy

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada (68%) think Canadians are currently seen in the rest of the world as people “who are determined to help combat climate change” while only 32% think our image is of “people who lack the

Most Canadians want Canada to be “world leading” or “among the most ambitious” when it comes to shifting to clean energy and clean technology

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada would like to see Canada as either “world leading” (27%) or “among the most ambitious” countries in the world (39%) when it comes to a shift towards clean energy and clean technology. Today when

Canadians see Biden taking climate action and want Canada to keep pace to stay competitive

In the latest round of survey work by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data, two out of three people in Canada believe that President-elect Biden will follow through on his promise to make climate change a major priority, including two out of three people in Canada’s leading oil-producing province, Alberta. When asked whether they believe

Biden win met with relief and optimism in Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canadians overwhelmingly believe the election victory of Joe Biden will be good for Americans and for the world. We asked Canadians to indicate whether they think Mr. Biden’s win will be good or bad across eleven different topics and in 10 of 11 cases, at least 3 out of

Canadians are hoping for a “cleaner recovery” from pandemic

COVID has people preoccupied with the economy and health. However, support for a wide range of clean infrastructure choices is broad across Canada. New Abacus Data-Clean Energy Canada polling reveals that the current economic and health challenges have done little or nothing to diminish support for infrastructure changes that will create a cleaner Canadian economy

Energy transition a widely accepted concept; Canadians want governments to work on it, not against it.

75% SAY IT IS A GLOBAL TREND, BENEFICIAL FOR CANADA IN THE LONG TERM. MOST FEEL IT IS NECESSARY AND WILL HAPPEN. IN ALBERTA, OPINION REVEALS MORE DISCOMFORT, BUT MOST SAY A TRANSITION TO LOWER CARBON ENERGY IS NECESSARY AND WILL HAPPEN. 60% WANT THE PROVINCE TO PLAN AN ECONOMY LESS DEPENDENT ON OIL. A

Support for Energy Transition is Strong and Broad

A strong majority of Canadians believe the transition to clean energy is more economic opportunity that economic downside. Last week Clean Energy Canada issued a new report, The Fast Lane, which indicated that the country’s clean energy sector would add significantly more jobs than are expected to be lost in fossil fuels. New Abacus Data-Clean

3 in 4 Canadians welcome student marches for climate change

87% would allow their child to march. In the wake of several recent marches for climate action and with mass marches approaching on Friday (September 27), including one in Montreal with climate activist Greta Thunberg, the latest Abacus Data-Clean Energy Canada poll reveals: Across the country, 74% say that marches of students in different parts

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