How the public views America’s energy revolution

Two new polls show that support for renewables is on the rise across demographic divides

By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive

Recent numbers from two nationally-recognized polling agencies offer an instructive look into how Americans view electricity generation sources.

Findings from Gallup and Zogby Analytics concur – the public increasingly thinks the nation’s future is in renewables and energy efficiency, while they are losing confidence in nuclear and coal. Natural gas, meanwhile, appears to be in good standing as well, save for apprehensions surrounding fracking.

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