ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Americans are less willing to open their wallets to pay for increased production of renewable energy resources than Canadians, a new University of Michigan report indicates.
Americans who indicated they would not pay anything each year was at 41 percent compared with 21 percent for their counterpart. The willingness of Americans to contribute anything has declined between 2008 and 2010, the report said.
“Canadians are far more likely to see climate change as real and as a serious problem, and this appears to translate into greater willingness to take concrete steps in response,” said Barry Rabe, Arthur Thurnau Professor of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and one of the report’s authors. (more…)