Canadians’ Opinions on the Clean Energy Transition

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In fall 2016, Clean Energy Canada commissioned Nanos Research to conduct a survey of Canadians’ opinions on energy and climate issues, including specific policies that Canada’s leaders could adopt to cut carbon pollution and the federal government’s role in implementing a national plan.

This backgrounder presents the results for seven survey questions, along with the exact question wording that was used. The survey explored Canadians views on policies such as: burning coal for electricity, switching to renewable and clean power sources, setting a national clean fuel standard, powering buildings and vehicles with clean electricity, and the role of the federal government in helping provinces use more clean electricity and investing in renewable energy and technology.

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