March 15, 2010
Friday Factoids: Clean Energy R&D Top Policy Response Finds Yale Poll
At long last, here's your Friday Factoid for the week:
Yale just released the latest iteration of their "Climate Change and the American Mind" tracking polls. Once again (this has been a consistent finding), the poll shows funding for more research on renewable energy is the most popular policy response to climate change across all respondents, netting 85% support.
Here's the ranked responses (or see graphic below):
• Funding more research on renewable energy, such as solar and wind power (85 percent)
• Tax rebates for people buying fuel-efficient vehicles or solar panels (82 percent)
• Establishing programs to teach Americans how to save energy (72 percent)
• Regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant (71 percent)
• School curricula to teach children about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to global warming (70 percent)
• Signing an international treaty that requires the U.S. to cut emissions of carbon dioxide 90% by the year 2050 (61 percent)
• Establishing programs to teach Americans about global warming (60 percent).
• Cap and trade (58 percent)
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Guess we'll keep on fighting the good fight. Have a great weekend!