Data Shows Women Support Good Climate Policy, Rapid Transition off Fossil Fuels

Headlines claiming that women support Canadian oil and gas production as key to the affordability crisis are off the mark, according to Kate McMahon, climate communications specialist, mom, and co-leader of a local For Our Kids team. Kate breaks down the arguments in the often-cited survey by Canada Powered by Women in her Dec. 12 article published in The Energy Mix.

"The survey findings are at odds with several other national polls showing that women are connecting the dots, not only between climate change and fossil fuel emissions, but between good climate policy and affordability: women want a rapid transition off fossil fuels for a stronger economy and a liveable future for their children."

Read Kate's full article in The Energy Mix

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