News | May 23, 2014

Albertans On Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Industrial Facilities

Most (76%) Think Government of Alberta Should Require Stronger Performance from Industry

A new Ipsos Reid poll, conducted on behalf of The Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA), shows that most Albertans support the Government of Alberta requiring stronger greenhouse gas performance from industrial facilities.

Told that Alberta is currently reviewing the rules that govern greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities in the province, three-quarters (76%) of Alberta respondents said they either ‘strongly support’ (27%) or ‘support’ (49%) the provincial government requiring stronger greenhouse gas performance from industrial facilities. Only 6% of Albertans said they either ‘strongly oppose’ (2%) or ‘oppose’ (4%) this action by the provincial government. Eighteen percent of Albertans were undecided.

Support for stronger provincial government requirements is higher among university graduates (83% vs. 75% with some post-secondary, 65% with high school or less) and among those with $60K+ household income (82% vs. 72% among <$60K).

This result comes from a survey of 802 Albertans conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (working in conjunction with the Pembina Institute). The survey was conducted online using Ipsos Reid’s national online household panel between May 15 and 19, 2014. These data were statistically weighted to ensure the sample's regional and sex composition reflects that of the actual Alberta population according to 2011 Census data. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within +/- 3.9 percentage points had all Alberta adults been surveyed. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.

SOURCE: Ipsos Reid