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What Conservatives Really Think About Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Climate change has long been a partisan issue, and by some measures, America is more polarized on this subject than ever. But that doesn’t mean that all conservatives are opposed to climate action – far from it. Just this month, we’ve seen numerous examples of prominent conservative leaders speaking out in favor of clean energy […]

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New Poll: A Majority of Republicans Support the Paris Agreement

Republican Congressional leaders and presidential candidates may not be supportive of the Paris climate deal, but their constituents are – according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, 58 percent of Republicans approve of working with other nations to fight climate change. An even greater number (68 percent) say they are willing to make individual efforts to […]

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New Poll: Conservative Republicans Stand Alone on Immediacy of Climate Threat

Last week, we wrote about demographic data that showed many Americans don’t feel climate change will affect them personally. A new Gallup poll adds some nuance to those findings – whether or not a person believes climate change is an imminent threat is strongly linked to political affiliation.   More than 60 percent of conservative […]

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New Poll: Climate Deniers Won’t Win America’s Vote

American concern about climate change and support for solutions continues to rise, and it’s getting harder for elected officials to ignore. In a new poll, two out of three Americans (and 48 percent of Republicans) said that a candidate who advocated fighting climate change would be more likely to earn their vote. They were less […]

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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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More Republicans Are Embracing Climate Solutions

Climate change has long been considered a partisan issue, but that seems to be changing. In a recent poll from Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Yale University, half of all Republicans surveyed said they believe carbon dioxide pollution should be regulated. And nearly half said the U.S. should lead the fight against […]

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New Effort Will Promote Pro-Climate GOP Candidates

A new effort will help to lift up Republican candidates who are strong on climate change, according to a new article in Politico. The new campaign, which is worth more than seven figures, is part of a larger effort to identify partners in the GOP who will champion climate solutions. The group has already announced that it will support Rep. Chris […]

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Majority of Young Conservatives Believe in Climate Change, New Poll

A new analysis by the Pew Research Center suggests that young conservatives are increasingly likely to believe that climate change is happening. The report, based on on a national survey of more than 10,000 adults nationwide, divided the American public into seven different voting blocs: “steadfast conservatives,” “business conservatives,” “young outsiders,” “hard-pressed skeptics,” “next generation […]

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Former EPA Chiefs Weigh in on What’s Needed for Action on Climate

Four former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs came together last week to call for action on climate change, according to a recent article in The National Journal. The most newsworthy aspect of this story is clearly that all of the EPA heads served under Republican presidents. But also important to note is the former chiefs’ commentary […]

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New Poll: Most Americans Willing to Pay to Curb Climate Change

Most Americans say they would be willing to pay more for energy if it meant reducing carbon emissions, according to a new poll by Bloomberg News. The poll, which was conducted just days after the Environmental Protection Agency announced new plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, found that 62 percent of Americans would […]

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