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How Much Public Support is Needed for Policymaker Action on Climate Change?

June 11, 2014 by Kelly Klima
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The vast majority of scientists and researchers in the United States and throughout the world agree that manmade emissions are likely exacerbating climate change. Despite U.S. news articles to the contrary, since 2007 no scientific body has disagreed with this position.[read more]

Mosaic Poll Finds that Americans Still Love Solar, And They Love to Own It!

May 19, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

American Opinions on Solar

It never ceases to amaze me that even well-educated, well-informed people who care about clean energy have no idea how affordable solar has become. Or that different financing options are available. Maybe this has all happened too fast for the word to get out to the general public. But Americans love solar.[read more]

Survey: Massive Public Support For British Green Taxes, What Does The Public Really Want?

October 21, 2013 by Joshua Hill

A poll by Survation has found that the British public supports the idea of green levies, no matter that those same levies are being blamed for higher energy bills. The survey covered a wide ranging list of issues being faced by the UK population.[read more]

New Poll: Strong Support for Clean Energy, CO2 Regulated as Pollutant

May 25, 2013 by Joseph Romm

clean energy support

This year’s Yale survey finds support for prioritizing clean energy remains high and strong majorities support renewable energy and regulation carbon dioxide as a pollutant.[read more]

Women and nuclear awareness

October 13, 2010 by Joseph Koblich

By Kelle Barfield Clearly, our attempts to generate greater understanding of energy challenges exclude no member of the public. Young and old, Democrat and Republican, male and female–all must be the aim of public information about U.S. energy policy in general and nuclear energy in particular. Years of industry surveys, however,...[read more]

Climate Change and Local Public Health in the United States

May 21, 2010 by PaulB

While climate change is inherently a global problem, its public health impacts will be experienced most acutely at the local and regional level, with some jurisdictions likely to be more burdened than others. The public health infrastructure in the U.S. is organized largely as an interlocking set of public agencies at the federal, state...[read more]

Gallup Gets It Wrong with Economy vs. Environment Poll

March 18, 2010 by Tim Hurst
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If you had to choose between feeding either your son or your daughter, which one would you pick? Which do you give greater priority to, having gas in your car’s fuel tank or tires on your car’s wheels? Which is more important to have in your home, running water or electricity? Tough questions, right? Not only are they tough, they also...[read more]

Survey: Utility execs pro-nuke climate skeptics

February 18, 2010 by Todd Woody

In The New York Times on Wednesday, I write about a survey of U.S. utility industry executives and insiders conducted by Black & Veatch: American utility industry executives see nuclear energy as the most promising carbon-free power source, are skeptical of climate change science, and are uncertain about the future, according to a...[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Clean Energy R&D Top Policy Response Finds Yale Poll

February 5, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

At long last, here's your Friday Factoid for the week:Yale just released the latest iteration of their "Climate Change and the American Mind" tracking polls. Once again (this has been a consistent finding), the poll shows funding for more research on renewable energy is the most popular policy response to climate change across all...[read more]

American Voters Prefer Carbon Tax over Cap-and-Trade, 2 to 1

February 3, 2010 by Tim Hurst
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Survey shows that American voters prefer a straight carbon tax over cap-and-trade as a policy option to address climate change. As the climate policy debate heats up again on the Senate floor, there has been lots of talk about whether a cap-and-trade to control greenhouse gas emissions–one similar to the House’s American Clean Energy...[read more]

"Survey of 144 top economists finds strong consensus for climate action"

November 5, 2009 by John Whitehead

From the inbox comes evidence that "elite economic experts" (smacks of elitism) consider global warming a problem and think incentives might matter:Most expert economists agree: reducing our greenhouse gas emissions can help avoid a major economic malfunction. Those are the findings of a survey conducted by the Institute for Policy...[read more]

Tracking Public Perceptions (Part 3): Electricity Price Trade-offs

September 28, 2009 by Pierre Guimond
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In my previous posting I highlighted the importance that electricity customers place on the price they pay, and shared data that showed price-related concerns have risen to an all-time high.  In my final post about CEA’s 2009 Public Attitudes research I want to focus again on price, but this time in terms of the relative importance...[read more]

Volatile prices decrease consumer satisfaction with Texas competitive retail suppliers

August 20, 2009 by Michael Giberson

From a press release by J.D. Power and Associates: Wide fluctuations in electricity prices during the past year have led to a decrease in overall customer satisfaction with residential retail electric providers in Texas, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Study...[read more]

Climate quote of the day (and analysis)

July 10, 2009 by John Whitehead
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"Can anyone honestly say that the head of an American household would not spend a dollar a day to safeguard the well being of his or her children?" Jackson asked the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.Well, geezus, if you phrase it that way only a heartless son-of-a-gun would be against it ...But the committee's top...[read more]

Who are we?

May 14, 2009 by JoshGordon

I did a recent survey of TEC participants. I thought you would like to see the results! You are part of an active and influential community in a variety of ways. Roughly a third of you are introducing new energy technologies, actively blogging,  advocating and Lobbying, or are Involved with environmental activism.  Those of you...[read more]