06 Nov '11, 11am

Polling reveals that being anti-clean energy is bad politics:

Perry wants to end all energy subsidies. Photo: Gage Skidmore Cross-posted from Climate Progress . Anyone who cares about addressing climate change and strengthening America's economic competitiveness knows that being anti-renewable energy is terrible policy. Turns out, it's bad politics too. A new poll conducted by ORC International for the nonpartisan Civil Society Institute finds that 77 percent of Americans -- including 65 percent of Republicans surveyed -- believe "the U.S. needs to be a clean energy technology leader and it should invest in the research and domestic manufacturing of wind, solar, and energy efficiency technologies." The poll found that Americans support subsidies for renewable energy over fossil energy three to one. When asked about having to choose between only subsidizing clean energy or fossil energy, 38 percent of respondents said they'd choose re...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/energy-policy/2011-11-06-polling-rev...

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