23 Feb '12, 11pm

Are Consumers Getting Tired of Hearing about Green Energy?

Are Consumers Getting Tired of Hearing about Green Energy?

America consumers say they continue to strongly favor solar power, wind turbines and greener cars as energy solutions, but their overall support for clean energy concepts is eroding, Pike Research finds. The slippage is among the more striking trends seen in the latest Energy & Environment Consumer Survey from Pike, which annually queries U.S. adults about their perceptions and awareness of energy concepts. From 2009 to 2011, the average favorability rating for various solutions fell from an initial 50 percent to 43 percent, according to recently released findings of a survey conducted late last year. Solar power, wind energy, hybrids and electric cars are the four most favored concepts for a third year in a row. Cap and trade, LEED certification and carbon offsets and credits received the fewest favorable responses. Here's a look at the favorability trends for 13 concepts...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/02/23/are-consumers-get...

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