Most Americans remain less than confident about our energy future. That's the finding of a new Pew Research Center poll from. Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC) used the study's release to say that since Americans are worried about relying on foreign oil, believe people will have to "to drastically alter driving habits", and develop reliable and affordable alternative sources of fuel in the coming decades, it's time to switch to coal. ABEC calls itself a "non-profit, non-partisan group that promotes a dialogue with recognized community leaders across the nation to discuss balancing America's growing demand for electricity with the need to protect the environment", and is supported by groups like
Center for Energy and Economic Development (CEED)
. CEED is funded by coal, rail, and utility industries, so perhaps it not surprising that ABEC's solution to Americans' worries is to use coal to produce
and other power types.
[Source: Americans for Balanced Energy Choices]