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Key Findings From Recent National Survey On Renewable Energy Issues

Hart Research Associates (5-7-2009)
A new poll conducted by Garin Hart Yang Research Group shows strong, deep bipartisan support for a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) requiring utilities to generate at least 25% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025.

 "The American people support an RES because it will create jobs and reduce carbon emissions. Our job now is to make sure that Members of Congress follow their constituents," commented AWEA CEO Denise Bode.
The pollfound:

* Three-quarters (75%) of voters favor the RES proposal requiring electric utility companies across the nation to generate at least 25% of their electricity through renewable energy sources by 2025, and that support is deep: a 53% majority strongly favors a national RES, dwarfing the total of those who oppose ("strongly" and "somewhat") (16%).

* The RES draws bipartisan support: 86% of Democrats favor the RES proposal, as do 71% of independents and 62% of Republicans. In addition, instituting a national RES garners overwhelming support across the country, ranging from 84% positive in the Northeast, three-quarters support in the Midwest and West, and 71% support in the South.


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