Oracle (News - Alert) Research recently came up with a poll that found out that 76 percent of British Columbians strongly agree that wind energy should be further developed as a source of clean electricity. Moreover, the poll also said that about 84 percent of British Columbians want province to produce enough power to meet the needs of residents without importing energy.
Conducted on Sept. 26-27, the poll was commissioned by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), a national nonprofit association actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its more than 420 members.
The poll also says that 55 percent of residents think that electricity should be produced with reduced impacts to land, water and wilderness and zero net greenhouse gas emissions.
"As the province faces the challenge of a rapidly increasing energy demand and the imperative to slash greenhouse emissions while maintaining low energy cost, wind energy's ability to meet these and other challenges find strong support among British Columbians," said Robert Hornung, President of CanWEA, in a statement. "Tomorrow, CanWEA will unveil its new WindVision for BC at Canada's largest renewable energy event right here in Vancouver. This strategic plan to 2025 highlights the need for, and benefits of, large-scale wind energy development in British Columbia."
"Wind energy can deliver well on all counts, in terms of reduced environmental impacts and in supplying affordable, cost-competitive electricity," said Hornung. "In addition to supplying emissions-free energy, wind energy delivers new jobs and considerable investments."
Meanwhile, Oracle Research came up with another research on the future of retail in 2025 according to the digital native generation born after 1980 that reveals that the shopping experience of the future needs to be connected, fit-for-purpose and always available. Oracle reported that it commissioned the survey in July 2011 to examine the views of digital natives to current shopping needs and their expectations of these needs in 2025 as they come of age, interviewing 1,514 young consumers between 19-23 years from the UK, Germany and France.
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Edited by Carrie Schmelkin