Renewable Energy Big Priority in Swing States During 2012 Election – Poll

The electorate in key swing states that voted Democrat in the 2012 US election support renewable energy, suggesting the issue was an influential determinant in President Obama’s victory, research claims, reports online news source PV Tech. A poll conducted by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) found that voters in the swing states of Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Virginia – all of which helped determine the election outcome – considered renewable energy to be an election issue as important as foreign policy and more so than abortion. ACORE said the poll, conducted the day after the election, confirmed the importance of energy in many voters’ decision on President. A majority of 2012 voters in these four swing states indicated that energy impacted their vote – 66% in Colorado, 60% in Virginia, 58% in Iowa, and 57% in Ohio.  The poll found these same voters want to see cleaner energy encouraged in their state, ranking solar, wind, and natural gas higher than all other energy sources.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. This is how YOU can make a difference.

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Poll Says Renewable Energy Influenced Swing States in Election

Posted: 14 Nov 2012 09:00 PM PST

(PV Tech) The electorate in key swing states that voted Democrat in last week’s U.S. election support renewable energy, suggesting the issue was an influential determinant in President Obama’s victory, research claims. http://insideclimatenews.org/breaking-news/20121115/poll-says-renewable-energy-influenced-swing-states-election?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+solveclimate%2Fblog+%28InsideClimate+News%29&utm_content=Yahoo!+Mail original at:

http://www.pv-tech.org/news/poll_renewable_energy_helped_swing_the_us_election

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Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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