Can We Get Rid of Oil? The Costs of an Accelerated Energy Transition

Policies designed to accelerate the transition to green energy sources are usually presented in terms of their benefits, whereas costs are rarely discussed. This Research Paper proposes to fill this gap in the public debate. It examines the costs of proposals made by the Quebec environmentalist groups Équiterre and Vivre en ville for rapidly reducing oil consumption, as well as the willingness of Quebecers and other Canadians to pay those costs.

Media release: Barely 12% of Canadians willing to make the sacrifices required to “liberate ourselves from oil”

Léger Opinion Poll: A Study of Canadian Support for Measures to Reduce Oil Consumption

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Infographics: Reducing our “dependence” on oil?


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