20 Oct '11, 8pm

Three Quarters of the US Thinks Nation Not Making Enough Progress on Renewable Energy

Three Quarters of the US Thinks Nation Not Making Enough Progress on Renewable Energy

Official US Navy Imagery /CC BY 2.0 Some telling stats from a new poll by the University of Texas on how people in the United States feel about current national energy policy (h/t Yale e360 ): Just over 3400 people were surveyed, with 76% of them think the country isn't making adequate progress on renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Less than 14% thinking US energy policy is heading in the right direction; a hair over 43% of people think energy policy is heading in the wrong direction (19% "definitely" in the wrong direction). Just 8% think Congress is doing a good job on these issues. But 57% believe they themselves and their households are satisfied with addressing "important energy issues." Other details: 84% of people are worried about the nation's dependence on foreign oil, with 40% thinking the situation will be only worse in 25 years. Interestingly thou...

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