VANCOUVER — British Columbians overwhelmingly want the federal government to deal with growing renewable power (64.0%) over LNG (18.2%), based on a brand new public opinion survey performed by Stratcom for Clear Vitality Canada. What’s extra, clear power has constantly been the desire of British Columbians for a minimum of the previous three years.
Accordingly, extra British Columbians (44.2%) would oppose LNG enlargement if it causes B.C. to overlook its local weather targets than would help it in such a case (36.5%). Amongst NDP and undecided voters, opposition is even greater.
Much more unpopular is the province offering monetary subsidies to fossil gas corporations to encourage extra LNG exports, with practically half disagreeing with this concept (47.5%) in comparison with 30.5% who would help fossil gas subsidies. As with the earlier query, NDP and undecided voters usually tend to oppose subsidizing LNG.
Recognizing that B.C. will solely have a lot electrical energy accessible, practically one-quarter (23.2%) of British Columbians ranked money-saving warmth pumps and electrical automobiles because the primary precedence use for B.C.’s electrical energy. That is adopted by “current companies and industries electrifying their buildings, operations and automobiles to cut back their carbon footprint and power prices” and “producing clear hydrogen.”
In the meantime, all six concepts offered for a way the provincial authorities might construct a extra sustainable financial system discovered a majority saying that they’re very or considerably vital to British Columbians. Of these six concepts, respondents ranked coaching the province’s workforce, investing in new renewable electrical energy era and transmission, and bringing new investments to B.C. as the highest three most vital initiatives.
Trying again, practically half (45.5%) suppose that the earlier John Horgan authorities ought to have accomplished extra to assist forestall local weather change, whereas a mere 8% suppose that it ought to have accomplished much less.
As for the brand new premier, British Columbians could also be extra hopeful this time round: greater than 1 / 4 (27.2%) suppose that David Eby’s authorities will do a “good” or “excellent job” to assist forestall local weather change, in comparison with 31.4% who suppose it should do “solely a good job” and simply 12.4% who suppose it should do a “poor job.”
The survey was performed by Stratcom with 802 BC grownup residents from February tenth – February fifteenth, 2023. A random pattern of panelists had been invited to finish the survey from a collection of panels and river sources. A pattern of 802 BC residents (18+) statistically weighted to match the gender, age, area and proportion of Chinese language mom tongue in BC as per the 2021 Census. The info has additionally been weighted to match the 2020 BC provincial election outcomes. On-line polls don’t report margin of error, nonetheless an identical sized chance pattern would have a margin of error of +/- 3.4%, 19 occasions out of 20.