07 Nov '11, 7pm

Public support for clean energy isn’t enough; we need passion and money too

Public support for clean energy isn’t enough; we need passion and money too

Americans tell pollsters they like clean energy, but that's not enough to fend off the polluters. Image: hikingartist.com Stephen Lacey flags a poll that shows that the public feels positively about clean energy and, if given the choice, would prefer to pursue clean energy over fossil fuels. Similar positive results have been found, again and again and again , in polling about air pollution rules and the EPA. These results are notable and not widely understood, so it's absolutely to the good that clean energy journos, pundits, and advocates sing them from the rooftops. Politics is about perception and the perception that the American people love clean energy and dislike pollution can only help. However! I sometimes worry that folks in the clean energy world are reading too much into these polls. There is an immense distance between poll results and the assertion embedded i...

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