Nanos Poll Suggests 58% of Canadians are Open to Installing Renewable Energy Devices on or in their Homes

June 7, 2024

According to a Nanos Research Poll, commissioned by Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, a majority of Canadians are receptive to the idea of installing renewable energy generating devices in their homes.

The research, which assessed Canadians’ perspectives on the government’s efforts to meet carbon reduction goals, awareness of net-zero requirements, confidence in achieving those goals, and openness to renewable energy, revealed the following:

  • 85% of Canadians are open (58%) or somewhat open (27%) to installing renewable energy devices in or on their homes.
  • 60% of Canadians are aware that Canada will need to more than double its current electricity production to meet its 2050 net-zero goals.
  • 48% of Canadians believe the government is doing a poor (20%) or very poor (28%) job trying to reach its carbon reduction goals by 2050.
  • 55% of Canadians lack confidence in Canada’s ability to achieve its net-zero goals by 2050.

“Canadians are ready to embrace the new energy landscape. The survey underscores their understanding that achieving our net-zero goals requires collective action,” says Emily Heitman, Country President at Schneider Electric Canada. “The recipe for success involves both the continued willingness of Canadians to engage and policy support at the Federal and Provincial levels, which can assist in offsetting the costs of implementing these innovative solutions.”

The full poll results are available here.

Methodology: Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land-and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,069 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between March 31st and April 1st, 2024, as part of an omnibus survey. The margin of error for this survey is ± 3.0 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The research was commissioned by Schneider Electric and was conducted by Nanos Research.

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