Matt Horne, B.C. associate regional director for the Pembina Institute and member of the B.C. Climate Leadership Team, made the following remarks today in response to the provincial government’s release of the team’s recommendations.
A recent poll conducted by EKOS Research Associates on behalf of the Pembina Institute indicates that most Albertans want stronger climate change policies. A majority of those polled are in favour of reducing carbon emissions to address climate change, investing in renewables to reduce coal use and increasing support for clean energy and technology.
A new report examining policies and programs that support growth and development of companies in the clean technology (cleantech) sector has uncovered significant shortcomings in Canada’s approach, and a lack of a clear policy framework federally and provincially.