PEOPLE DONE WITH OLD ENERGY, WANT NEW ENERGY
Survey: Congress, White House Focus on Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power is Out of Touch with Views of Mainstream America; A Political Parade With No One Marching Behind the Banner? Even Among Republicans and Tea Party Supporters, Little Evidence of "Old Fuel Constituency" Seen; Focus on Wind and Solar Strongly Preferred by Public Over More Nuclear, Coal and Oil.
November 3, 2011 (Civil Society Institute)
"If Congress thinks it has found a winning issue in trashing wind and solar power ... and if the Obama Administration believes that voters will reward it for boosting coal, gas and nuclear power ... then both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are making serious miscalculations about the sentiments of mainstream Americans - including Republicans and Tea Party supporters -- one year before the 2012 elections…
"If Washington had to choose between fossil fuel/nuclear subsidies and wind/solar subsidies, "clean energy" aid would get support from three times more Americans than fossil fuel/nuclear energy subsidies…Fossil fuel subsidies are opposed by Americans on a bipartisan basis…"
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"Nuclear reactor loan guarantees are opposed by Americans on a bipartisan basis.
Most Americans want the U.S. to shift federal loan guarantee support from nuclear power to wind and solar energy…
"A strong majority of Americans want the U.S. to make the investments needed to be a clean energy leader on a global basis…"