USA poll finds renewable energy favoured far more than coal, gas, nuclear power

“Energy efficiency, renewable energy rules favored by voters, poll finds, By John Funk, The Plain Dealer on September 05, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio voters favor the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency mandates that Republican lawmakers just put on ice for two years, a new poll suggests.”

“Commissioned by a coalition of environmental groups and conducted jointly by two national polling companies, one which works for Republican candidates and the other for Democratic candidates, the poll interviewed 405 registered Ohio voters and has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

“The survey found that voters would favor political candidates by a two-to-one margin who favor more wind and solar energy development over those who think the state’s reliance on coal, gas and nuclear power is adequate. A total of 64 percent favored the green candidates while only 31 percent said they would be more likely to vote for candidates supporting traditional energy production.

“The poll also found that 69 percent of voters would favor candidates who believe requiring electric utilities to help customers use less electricity would save ratepayers money, while just 23 percent would vote for candidates who argue that such mandated efficiency programs cost ratepayers more than they save.”

By John Funk, The Plain Dealer 


GR:  Of course, most politicians side with corporations, not voters.

1 thought on “USA poll finds renewable energy favoured far more than coal, gas, nuclear power

  1. Dear John Funk…that is a insightful piece. I am carrying out research in Kenya on land based challenges associated with developments of renewable energy projects. What similar scenarios are evident in The USA. What are your suggestions on what actions took the industry forward



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