Americans Favor Energy Conservation Over Production

Posted April 3, 2014 at 8:48am

Gallup : “Americans still prefer energy conservation over production. After dwindling in recent years, Americans’ long-standing preference for emphasizing conservation over production in U.S. energy policy has rebounded, now matching levels seen in prior years.”  

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“Two-thirds of Americans favor increased government spending to develop solar and wind power, and spending more to develop alternative fuels for cars has the same level of support.”  

“Additionally, more than 60% of Americans favor a variety of proposals that would regulate or limit fossil fuel emissions, including setting higher pollution standards for business and industry.”  

Implications: “Americans continue to see alternative energy and energy conservation as better approaches to addressing the nation’s energy problems than producing greater supplies of traditional energy like oil, coal, and gas.”  

Crossposted at Wonk Wire.