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76% of Americans Want Clean Energy Instead of Nuclear, Natural Gas, & Coal

Clean Technica -- Yet another recent poll showed that Americans really support clean energy, across political affiliations (though, there’s clearly more support on the left).

The ORC International survey, conducted for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI), found that 76% of Americans (58% of Republicans, 83% of Independents, and 88% of Democrats) want to see ”a reduction in our reliance on nuclear power, natural gas and coal, and instead, launch a national initiative to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency.” (And who knows what the remaining 24% are smoking?)

Not only that, the public has clearly picked up on the fact that corrupt politics is a key reason we don’t have more of that. 82% of Americans (69% of Republicans, 84% of Independents, and 95% of Democrats) agree


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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 4:15:20 PM

Oh dear, oh my, one begins to see why teafortwo appears so confused with each post!

If you want RENEWABLE INDUSTRY hype and hogwash? All you have to is listen to folks like teafortwo and the Civil Society Institute.

As aquarinut CLEARLY points out there are only 7 people at the Civil Society Institute:

1. Pam Solo, Founder and President, Civil Society Institute
2. Gail Pressberg, Senior Program Officer
3. Andrea Pamfilis Camp
4. Matthew Pawa
5. Elyse Rosenblum
6. Frank Smith
7. Corinne Whitlatch

The SEVEN

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teafortwo
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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 4:04:37 PM


If you want OIL & GAS industry hype and hogwash? Listen to folks like aquarinut.
Below he states:

"Now I can see how they only came up with only 76% of Americans! Article is really nothing more than an opinion piece coming from just a few people (7 to be exact!!!) that are trying to make themselves seem important in their own eyes and to anyone dumb enough to believe them!"

Once again we see how these BIG OIL & GAS spin doctors make stuff up as they go along.

Are you more interested in learning the real facts about this survey?
Follow this link to learn more about this civilsocietyinstitute.org survey:

"SURVEY METHODOLOGY

The new survey findings are based on a telephone survey conducted by ORC International among a national probability sample of 1,019 adults comprising 506 men and 513 women 18 years of age and older, living in private households in the continental United States. Interviewing for this survey was completed during the period March 22-25, 2012. The margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points at the full sample size."

For the full survey findings, go to http://www.CivilSocietyInstitute.org on the Web.

Maybe aquarinut can only count up to 7 .... ? ;0}



[Edited by: teafortwo at 5/19/2012 4:07:13 PM EST]
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 19, 2012 2:41:55 PM

The Wind Power Revolution:
Ruh-Roh
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 11:19:25 AM


You must think I care about your opinion.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 9:59:00 AM

Oh absolutely I've noticed letemeatcake. And have you noticed which ideology has led most of the world to what's going on? But then again, you're not interested in facts or opinion (unless they work to your ideological favor). :=)
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 10:53:55 PM


Missed my point again with smoke and mirrors rhetoric.

"Surely you are not blaming any rise solely on the sitting President? Have you noticed the state of the world?"
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 10:26:23 PM

That's strange the graph clearly shows a precipitous rise in gas prices beginning in 2006, the year Liberals Reid and Pelosi took control of the Senate and House, there's a precipitous fall in the last months of 2008 after President Bush announced an aggressive drilling policy offshore. Then strangely President Obama comes into office enacting his war on oil and oil skyrockets right back close to the spike started by Reid and Pelosi and the Liberals. Coincidence? Hmmm, the people will be the judge.

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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 9:25:03 PM


Looks like a steady rise during the Bush era to me...

Surely you are not blaming any rise solely on the sitting President? Have you noticed the state of the world?
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 6:49:14 PM

Teafertwo says "Look at the real facts. Gas has sky rocketed since...."
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Sure has Tea, from a $1.84 when Obama took office!

Most appreciative that you can see what the liberal policies are bringing us!
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 3:12:10 AM

NUCLEAR IS BEST !!!!
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 2:16:35 AM


As chemist74 said: "One can get any result you want by careful wording of the questions."

That seems to be how the BIG GREED industries establish many of their "facts".

By asking about only what they want to hear and want regurgitated by the clueless.

Always interesting how there is always a reference to clean energy costing more?

Cost more than what? More than the burden of a society riddled with cancer & respiratory diseases?

Sure, BIG OIL & GAS create lots of jobs .... in the healthcare industry. Much like BIG TOBACCO.

Lots of cancer. Lots of COPD. Lots of leukemia.

There's an implication that fossil fuels still cost the same as they always have. Hello?

All one needs to do is go to the pump to see just how much fact there is in the assumption that fossil fuel prices are steady.

Look at the real facts. Gas has sky rocketed since we had an oil man in the White House.

Gasoline prices 1993 through 2012

On the up side? There is the pre-oiled shrimp and crab courtesy of BP and BIG OIL :0\

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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 12:42:07 AM


I have found that you have to not only 'Talk the Talk' BUT 'Walk the Walk'.
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 12:26:47 AM

I want a gold-plated Cadillac in my garage. That don't mean I get it...
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granitestater
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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 12:24:21 AM

What a load of bunkum. "Wanting" and "getting" are two different things. People in Hell want ice water. That don't mean they get it...
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 10:03:25 PM

Hmmmm...... Just read who makes up the Civil Society Institute (CSI).

http://www.civilsocietyinstitute.org/who.cfm

Now I can see how they only came up with only 76% of Americans! Article is really nothing more than an opinion piece coming from just a few people (7 to be exact!!!) that are trying to make themselves seem important in their own eyes and to anyone dumb enough to believe them!

[Edited by: aquarinut at 5/16/2012 10:04:51 PM EST]
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 5:33:31 PM

"The majority of us really DO want cleaner and safer air to breath as well as plenty of clean and safe unpolluted water to drink."

"...fossil fuel industries pollute at will ....."

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EVERY BODY wants clean air and safe water.

When either of the two posters below can find a quote from a credible source that any industry or industry representative has said they don't want clean air or water feel free to show us, until then all you have is misinformation and the ingnorance resulting from that misinformation. Talk about smoke and mirrors LOL!



[Edited by: drpepperTX at 5/16/2012 5:36:20 PM EST]
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 5:14:08 PM


But NHLF?

The PROFITS are SO much bigger when the fossil fuel industries pollute at will .....

Here is a thought.
What if these BIG GREED fossil fuel companies took the BILLIONS of dollars they spend on lobbyists, politicians, "scientists", lawyers, shills and spin doctors and applied all of that money to cleaning up their act instead?

"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun."

~ Ralph Nader, quoted in Linda Botts, ed., Loose Talk, 1980

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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 4:48:47 PM


Must be a full moon nearby, as all the diatribers are out in force here.

Too bad they can't accept the 'truth' here.

The majority of us really DO want cleaner and safer air to breath as well as plenty of clean and safe unpolluted water to drink. Is that too much to expect? I don't think so and it is great to see so many others have the same expectations and desires!
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 12:50:14 PM

They are not prepared to pay for it VomVom....they expect everyone else to GIVE it to them.
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bar1035
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 12:48:14 PM

Sure we do, we just don't want to pay for it. Ask any CEO privately.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 12:24:10 PM

And how many of those in the 76% are prepared to pay the extra cost? Do they even know what that extra cost is?
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 11:06:55 AM

Hmmm, what happened to the eco-nazi claim that anyone that is pro drilling wants pollution???

These wackos will say anything, never let facts get in the way of their agenda! LOL.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 11:02:47 AM

If wishes were horses then beggars would ride.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 10:45:43 AM

Where can I get more two cycle engines?

Yea, 75% WANT clean energy - BUT wanting and reality aren't the same!
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 10:31:57 AM

One can get any result you want by careful wording of the questions. The real questions should be:

1. How much more are you willing to pay for "clean" energy versus enegy from coal/nuclear power?
2. Are you willing right now to sign a long term contract to buy "clean" power at a rate that much higher than conventional power.

If they say no to question 2 that means they were lying in question 1. If they say yes to question 2, they should be presented a tentative supply contract to sign. If they refure to sign, it means they were lying in question 2.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 10:29:04 AM

Everyone wants "clean" energy. No one wants to have to move into a cave to afford it.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 10:28:31 AM

Interesting
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 10:26:31 AM



76% of Americans Want Clean Energy?

So, from this should we conclude that 24% have developed a taste for hydrocarbons, arsenic, heavy metals and smog? That may go a long way to explain some of the posts we see when you consider the neurological effects :0\
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 10:16:52 AM

Do you NOT want clean energy?
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 10:06:38 AM

93% of surveys are hogwash, the other 24% is just lies.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 9:40:04 AM

Phrase the question that way, and of course, you are going to get a positive response.

Add "and raise your taxes and energy bill to support this effort", and the percent that support clean energy will drop dramatically.

[Edited by: BurntOrange at 5/16/2012 9:40:35 AM EST]
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 9:14:19 AM

What is "clean coal" anyway?

It does not exist.
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Cakes77
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 9:13:51 AM

..and I am one of them.Have you ever seen that "mountain top removal" in West Virginia? Glad I don't live there.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 8:55:14 AM

OK,cool.You can have all the "clean energy" you want.That is,if you're willing to pay $3 per killowatt hour.Of course,Osama Obama & Friends can easily afford $3/kWh but those of us who aren't "beautiful people" would find it difficult....no,IMPOSSIBLE!
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 8:24:31 AM

Who were included in the research? The Media.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 8:23:13 AM

ROFL, sure who does not WANT 'clean' energy!

There's a huge difference between want and reality.

Like my granpappy used to say, crap in one hand and wish in the other and just see which one fills up faster!
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 8:17:39 AM

Nearly 100% of the people I know are for Clean Energy. I can't believe that 24% haven't gotten it yet.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 8:16:41 AM

76%? Impressive! Congress will do the opposite because Big Oil owns them.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 8:14:16 AM

I'm not sure where they get their numbers but this article comes from a "green" and left-leaning website so I wouldn't put much stock in it. I'm not smoking anything. I'm apparently one of the 24% who don't mind the use of nuclear energy and don't want to pay thru the nose for energy, especially for green energy when it can't stand on it's own merits and cost.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 7:35:55 AM

Quite the contradiction society is posing. 76% want clean energy, but no one is willing to pay for it. So which is it?
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 7:31:26 AM

maybe try a new coat of paint..

something like "clean" coal ... or "clean' diesel....

that oughta keep 'em guessing!
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 7:29:52 AM

absolutely correct regardless of the technologically devolved fossil foolers...

"Look mommy , drat.. all that detergent.. and we're still dirty!!"
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 7:28:25 AM

Not so
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 7:25:43 AM

People tends to want things that are either not feasible or easily attainable
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This was a loaded question, NG is cheap, clean, & available, who wouldn't want to use it ?
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 7:16:16 AM

FPLREP, you seem to have it right. I, too, wonder how they phrased the question. No doubt that the question itself dictates the answer received.

MusicalMan7 made the point that we would all want clean energy if it were viable.

Sadly, it isn't always viable. So many 'clean' energies are not yet ready to replace those in use today.
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Where's that algae obummer was growing. Oh, here it is. It turned to BS.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 7:08:51 AM

Sounds like most Americans need more education on energy
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 6:54:53 AM

Cost of clean energy would drop if the gov would get out of the way. Let the FREE market work.
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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 6:53:11 AM

ok
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