We've known for a long time that Americans strongly support clean energy, but every so often it's good to see brand-new polling that reaffirms this finding. Two recent polls in particular jumped out at us, one produced for Clean Edge and SolarCity, the other by Gallup.
likely 2016 voters want the federal government to rely more on solar power by a 71-point margin (80%-9%), and to rely more on wind power by a 59-point margin (73%-14%). In stark contrast, those same likely voters want the federal government to rely less on coal by a 34-point margin (55%-21%) and less on oil by a 29-points margin (53%-24%). You can't much clearer than that.
New Study: Clean Offshore Wind Power Would Create More Jobs than Dirty, Dangerous Offshore Oil Drilling in Virginia, Mid-Atlantic
For anyone who thinks that dirty, dangerous, polluting offshore oil drilling is the answer to our energy and economic challenges, or that offshore wind power is not the answer, check out this new report by Oceana and find out how mistaken that belief is.
We don't usually (or ever, come to think of it) link to the anti-environment, anti-clean-energy, pro-dirty-energy Daily Caller, but this op-ed by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is just too good to ignore
According to this new fact sheet from the Southeastern Wind Coalition, the southeastern U.S. has the potential within just 5-10 years to produce 6,234 TWh/year --more than five times the entire amount of electricity the southeastern U.S. generated in 2013.