Poll: NYers Overwhelmingly Want More Solar
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Wed, 2012-05-30 15:42.
New Yorkers can rarely agree on anything -- but that is not the case when it comes to clean energy.
A new bipartisan poll released on Thursday concludes that 89 percent, or nearly nine out of ten of us, support increasing the use of solar energy to meet New York's power needs.
The New York Solar Jobs Act would create a robust solar market, ensuring that 3,000 megawatts of New York State's power supply would come from solar energy by 2021.
The poll was released by the Solar Jobs Coalition, a statewide coalition of business, unions and environmental organizations. The poll itself was conducted by two polling firms (one Republican-leaning, the other Democratic-leaning) among residents in all parts the state.
One of the most interesting take-aways from the poll: Seventy percent of respondents said they would be more likely to re-elect their legislator if he or she supports the solar jobs bill!
Here at NYLCV, we will be making progress on this solar legislation an important factor in our endorsements and electoral campaigns.
Now it's up to Albany to do its part, for the future of our economy and health of our environment.
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