Gallup: Americans Want More Energy from Solar, Wind, Natural Gas
A Gallup poll conducted in March found 76 percent of Americans want more domestic energy from solar power, followed by wind (71 percent) and natural gas (65 percent).
Only 46 percent of survey respondents want to emphasize the production of oil and 37 percent want more nuclear power, while coal is least popular with 31 percent of Americans wanting to prioritize its production, according to an article on Gallup’s website.
Gallup’s results are based on telephone interviews conducted March 7-10, 2013, with a random sample of 1,022 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.
Although Republicans and those living in the South are slightly more supportive of oil and coal than Democrats and those living in other regions, still, Americans in every region strongly supported solar (at 74 percent or higher in every region, including the South.)
A telephone poll conducted in December 2012 by ORC International for the nonprofit Civil Society Institute (CSI) and Environmental Working Group (EWG) found Americans are not opposed to more domestic energy production via natural gas, but they are unwilling to achieve it by sacrificing clean water, increased energy efficiency, and expanded wind and solar power in the process.
Why bring buildings online? What information can operations teams glean from real-time data that they can’t just get from the monthly data provided by utility companies? Click to learn more.
- Existing Building Technologies Combine for Increased Savings
- Smart Companies Utilize Integrated Energy Solutions
- 2014 Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards
- Energy Financing Report
- Unlocking the Value of Energy & Operational Data
- Improve Your Company's Environment and Energy Performance
- Best Practices in Electricity Procurement
- Combined Heat and Power
- Increase the Value of Demand Response Through Automation
- 2013-2014 Winter Polar Vortex
- Cut Costs and Improve Facility Operations with Energy Data
- Energy Procurement Strategies for Winter 2014 and 2015
- Energy Efficiency Requires Engineering Efficiency
- Integrated Building Optimization: A Crucial Convergence of Demand-side and Supply-Side Energy Management Strategies
- Driving Productivity and Profit with Industrial Energy Management