We’ve long said that the American people overwhelmingly want a transition to renewable energy. Now we have the polls to prove it.
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America votes solar: 9 of 10 voters (92%) believe it is important for the United States to develop and use solar power. That support remains high across the political spectrum.
Fully seven in 10 (70%) voters say the federal government should be doing more to support solar.
87% of Arizona voters think the state should choose renewable energy sources like solar and wind over more coal, and 78% would pay at least $5 a month to make that happen (pdf).
Behavior Research Center says environment near top of issues worrying Arizonans (pdf).
A poll conducted in 2012 for Vote Solar showed that an overwhelming majority (86%) of California voters support making net metering more widely available. Net metering is a critical policy that ensures that solar customers get fair credit on their utility bills for valuable clean energy they put on the grid for others to use.
90% of Floridians think the Legislature should encourage investment in solar energy in the state, and 78% would pay up to a dollar a month on their utility bill to make it happen (pdf).
90% of New Yorkers are in favor of increased state investment for solar and wind (pdf).
80% of the Ohio’s voters say they support “setting a standard for renewable energy in Ohio, which would require utilities to obtain twenty percent of our electricity from renewable sources like wind and solar by the year 2025” (pdf).
84% of Texans think that the Texas Legislature should encourage investment in solar power in Texas. And 81% would pay up to a dollar a month to make it happen (pdf).