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Available Expert - Poll finds Canadians in favour of carbon pricing

Monday, October 3, 2016

Queen's University energy policy expert Warren Mabee is available to comment on a Nano's poll out this morning which found that 77 per cent of Canadians support or strongly support the implementation of carbon pricing. The poll also reports that a majority of Canadians support or somewhat support having the federal government take action on its own to meet national climate change target, and that nearly eight in ten  Canadians agree or somewhat agree that their province has an important responsibility to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. The full summary of the poll results are available here

"Carbon pricing seems to be the most commonly-discussed tool for combating climate change," says Dr. Mabee. "However, the challenges of achieving a single carbon price in a country like Canada are significant. What is the best way forward?"

Dr. Mabee is the head of the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen's University. He is also the associate director of the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, the acting director of Queen’s Sustainable Bioeconomy Centre, and the Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development.

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