People power: Canadians willing to shell out for clean energy
By Robin PrestJan. 24, 2018
Cross-country citizen roundtables last fall revealed three-quarters of participants were willing to chip in between 1.5 and 3 per cent of their annual income for a clean-energy economy.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr's department, through a contribution agreement with Simon Fraser University, funded a series of citizen dialogues last fall across the country on Canada's energy future. The Hill Times file photograph
Energy issues can be a polarizing force in Canadian politics, all too often pitting region against region, or opening up divisions between rural and urban.
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