Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Green Energy Act

A vast majority of Ontario residents support the government’s proposedGreen Energy Act, according to a public opinion poll released April 26th by a coalition of environmental groups, farmers, labour unions, and industry associations. Eighty-seven per cent of respondents said they support the proposed Green Energy Act. The poll shows support is widespread across the province, with the highest support in Northern Ontario (93%), Toronto (89%), and the GTA/905 (88%).

Those who took part in the poll see the main long-term benefits of the Act as a reduction in Ontario’s greenhouse gas emissions (36%) and the creation of green jobs (19%). Over three-quarters of respondents believe that the Green Energy Act will have a positive impact on Ontario’s job market.

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Green Energy Act, 2009 Poll

The poll shows strong support in regions where proposed renewable energy projects are considered controversial. To see the full poll results, please click here.

Green Energy Act Alliance presents:  Why Green Energy? – Webcast sponsored by OSEA

While Hermann Scheer was regrettably delayed in Germany, the event at Convocation Hall was still a huge success.  Notables David Suzuki, Dennis Hayes, and Preben Maegaard all contributed to a lively discussion.  The webcast of the event is available to view here.

Global Renewable Energy Experts Praise Ontario’s Green Energy Act

Sign the Petition to Support Green Energy

If you haven’t already done so, please sign the petitionto show the government that you support its Green Energy Act.