Poll: Majority Of Quebecers Support Increased Wind Development

Seventy-five percent of Quebec residents would like to see the province continue developing wind energy after the year 2015, according to a survey commissioned by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Furthermore, Quebecers believe that this source of renewable energy provides important economic benefits and want the province to further develop its wind energy expertise.

The survey, conducted by Leger Marketing between Oct. 12 and Oct. 14, polled 1,000 Quebecers ages 18 and up. Based on the survey, there has been a 23% increase in people whose opinion of wind energy has improved compared to 2009. In addition, 75% of those polled said they would like to see Quebec continue developing wind energy, and 82% of those polled believe that Quebec should develop an expertise in wind energy as it did with hydroelectricity.

The survey also revealed that the majority of those polled consider wind farms to be an important source of economic benefits to the regions in which they are located.

SOURCE: Canadian Wind Energy Association

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