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Support for clean energy

The Climate Disconnect Between Americans and Congress – and What to Do About It

In survey after survey, the message is clear – Americans want the government to support the expansion of clean energy, protection of public lands, and pollution controls. A new poll from Hart Research Associates found that 60 percent of voters strongly support setting limits on carbon emissions from power plants (and 82 percent are somewhat […]

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Energy Trumps Climate in New Poll on Americans’ Priorities

A public opinion poll recently featured in the National Journal found that while climate change ranks relatively low on Americans’ policy priority lists, “dealing with the nation’s energy problem” ranks significantly higher. The poll, conducted in January by the Pew Research Center, found that 29 percent of respondents reported that climate change should be a […]

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[New Report] Americans Believe the President & Congress Needs to Make Climate Change A Priority

Yesterday, Yale Project on Climate Change Communication released its fourth report from their latest national survey of over 1,000 adults. In September 2012, it was reported that a growing majority of Americans say the President and Congress should make global warming a priority and that corporations, industry, and citizens themselves should do more to address […]

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Climate change denial becomes harder to justify

The National Research Council's message to Congress: climate change is occurring and we can't risk inaction.  Similar statements have been made before by experts, but  Republican "deniers" continue to influence the public's thinking and necessary environmental policies.  Deniers must be stopped or converted soon because, as stated in this Washington Post article, "the longer the […]

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Economy Dominates Public's Agenda, Dims Hopes for the Future

Economy Dominates Public’s Agenda, Dims Hopes for the Future

In Pew's annual Top Policy Priorities poll, environment and global warming once again fell in priority, each received their lowest-ever rank.  The poll also found partisanship  continuing to play a large role in prioritization, with Democrats rating environment and global warming as higher priorities, and Republicans rating them lower. (more…)

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In U.S., Alternative Energy Bill Does Best Among Eight Proposals

In U.S., Alternative Energy Bill Does Best Among Eight Proposals

Gallup's recent poll reveals that out of eight top actions Congress could take this year, Americans most favor an energy bill that provides incentives for using alternative energy.   The support comes from all parties, showing this is a non-partisan issue; 93% of Democrats, 82% of Independents, and 75% of Republican agree that they want an […]

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