Scott Sklar, over at
Renewable Energy Access
, synthesizes three recent polls that ask Americans their opinions on energy and how it affects them. His point is that the three polls, when taken together, show an "American consensus" on energy attitudes. The New York Times/CBS News, Reuters and Pew Research took the polls, which were conducted or released in April. The highlights, as far as
is concerned, are that 90 percent think our lack of energy independence jeopardizes national security, huge majorities favor more research and development of renewable energy sources and over half said they'd accept a tax increase on gas if it reduced dependence on foreign oil or resulted in less consumption or eased the threat of global warming. All in all, the people seem ready for real leadership on green issues.
[Source: Renewable Energy Access]