Americans Want Clean Energy Future

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has released a poll today showing that over 80% of the US population is supportive of any action to limit carbon pollution and move the country to a clean energy future.

The poll was conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group, from December 12th to 15th 2009, for which 1,000 interviews were carried out with registered voters nationwide.

Shifting to a low-carbon economy is strongly desired by American voters.

Strikingly, 82% of voters and 80% of Independents support the U.S. government's increasing investment in clean energy sources, while
67% of voters and 67% of Independents support the U.S. government for limiting carbon pollution and other gases that may cause global warming.

Despite recent controversies regarding the veracity of global warming - with theories indicating that the phenomenon was not really happening and was not related to human activity - the polling also showed that most Americans believe global warming is happening.

Jeremy Symons, the Senior Vice President of NWF, comments: “The American people can't be more clear when it comes to solving global warming: they want the U.S. to be Rudolph out in front of the sleigh, leading the world toward a clean energy future. There is overwhelming public support for the Senate to pass legislation with firm limits on carbon pollution that will stimulate massive new investments in clean energy technologies.”

This encouraging behavior is seen as blossoming hope for the Energy Saving Association (ESA). Mark Sinden, ESA Council Member, thinks that the enthusiasm Americans show towards improving the situation in regards to the environment is very positive, as it will lead to investment initiatives in energy efficiency technologies.

Saving energy is considered the most cost-effective way of significantly reducing carbon emissions, and will be a reliable ally to the US, who seem prepared to start taking serious action to fight climate change.

Thursday 24th December 2009

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