Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Poll: Americans Support Renewable Energy

Americans support renewable energy like ethanol in a new poll conducted by Harris Interactive®. The poll shows overwhelming American support for expanding renewable fuel options with nine in 10 U.S. adults (88 percent) agreeing the U.S. should pursue renewable energy sources.

Commissioned by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, the poll concludes that 72 percent of adults believe that higher oil prices have had a substantial impact on the rising cost of food in recent months, compared to only 35 percent who believe ethanol production has had a significant impact on rising food prices.

Conducted online between Sept. 21 and Sept. 25, 2007, it asked 2,199 U.S. adults about their attitudes regarding ethanol. Other results indicate that nearly eight in 10 adults (78 percent) believe usage of ethanol would lessen the country’s dependence on foreign oil.

Energy policy is at the forefront of national debate with pending energy legislation expected to hit congressional calendars this fall. The Senate-approved version of the energy bill contains a provision mandating the use of 36 billion gallons of ethanol by 2022.

Source: Clean Fuels Development Coalition (PDF)

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1 comment:

Daniela said...

This just proves that Americans are ready for change and I believe that our government should support that. I am working for a coalition working to maintain the fuel economy standards that have been laid out by the Senate of 35 mpg by 2020. This among other standards that could promote real environmental change are in the energy bill right now. We really need to push Congress to stand firm to the energy bills standards. We can do so by signing this petition:www.energybill2007.org. Please help out this great cause by spreading the word, or by signing the petition yourself, it is really quick!