29 Sep '12, 11pm

9 out of 10 Americans Think Solar Power Should Be Larger Part of Our Energy Supply

9 out of 10 Americans Think Solar Power Should Be Larger Part of Our Energy Supply

Financial Benefits Are Top Reason for Public Support –Seven in ten (72%) say jobs created in the solar energy industry are better for our economy and our environment than jobs created in the coal, oil, nuclear and gas industries. The majority of Americans(four out of five) believe that the increased use of solar power will reduce household energy costs and will help create local jobs. American Solar Energy Policies Would Lead to Household Savings –Eight in ten (80%) adults agree that biggest benefits that would encourage support for solar energy are financial in nature, such as reduced energy costs (60%), decreased dependence on the fluctuating cost of fossil fuels (26%), federal/state tax credits (21%) and increased home value (12%). Consumer Education Is Necessary — Many Americans are lacking information about solar energy, with 70% wishing they knew more about renewable...

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