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New Study Released: CCS awareness higher on Prairies than the rest of Canada

Our SaskWatch Research panel members took part in a national study on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a tool to combat climate change.  According to this study, public awareness and acceptance of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a tool to combat climate change is higher in Saskatchewan and Alberta than the rest of Canada.  Other key findings:

  1. 31% of Canadians think climate change is occurring and is due solely to human activity;

  2. 57% of Canadians think climate change is caused by a mix of human activity and natural climate variation;

  3. 95% of Canadians favor solar energy as an energy source followed by wind (90%), hydroelectric (81%), natural gas (71%), nuclear (32%) with coal trailing at (19%);

  4. 51% of Canadians believe fossil fuels will still be used for electricity production after the year 2050; and

  5. 29% of Canadians believe CCs will help ensure lower and more stable energy prices.


The online survey of 1,548 Canadians, commissioned by IPAC-CO2 with support from Carbon Management Canada (CMC), was conducted by Insightrix Research, Inc. between Sept. 27 and Oct. 28. 2011. For more information on the study, please visit CMC’s website: www.cmc-nce.ca or IPAC-CO2’s site at www.ipac-co2.com/projects .

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