Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Solar, wind survey get strong support in the Midwest

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Most people in four Middle Western of States would pay to increase some higher electricity bills, clean energy and energy efficiency, a survey has found.

The survey of 1,600 voters found 9-15, Jan. that 51 percent of people in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio ready to $6 pay more per month on the electricity bill for energy conservation efforts and clean energy sources such as wind and solar energy. Another 37 percent of the respondents pay more while 8 percent were not willing to pay slightly more, would be $2 to $4.

The survey was jointly supported by democratic pollsters Fairbank, meslin, Maullin & Metz and Republican pollsters public strategies for a non-profit St. Paul Minnesota environmental partnership, the renewable energy. The survey has a margin of error of 2.9 percent.

The survey asked people who believed sources of energy should be increased. The top three were solar (87 per cent), wind (86%) and natural gas (85 percent), but majorities favored increase most types of energy, including coal and nuclear energy.

Biomass was it bad to pollsters explains what it is. Then, you support shot at 80 percent. Energy from biomass comes from grass, wood chips and other plant material.

Despite support for natural gas against three out of five respondents hydraulic Fracking, the rays of sand, to release water and chemicals u gas in shale. The technique, in Ohio and other States has increased output and driven gas prices down.

Steve Morse, executive Director of the environmental partnership, said that the political leaders on renewable energy and energy conservation survey sends a message.

"It makes no sense to be, because it will kill you politically," he said.

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