The Sierra Club recently worked with an independent research firm to survey registered voters in Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia on whether they support statewide goals of generating 100 percent of electricity by clean, renewable sources.
More than two-thirds of respondents in each state are in favor of 100% renewable energy generation by 2030. Key findings from the survey include:
- Over half of those surveyed in each of the five states say they would have a more favorable impression of an elected official who supports a goal of 100% clean energy.
- Support for a goal of 100% clean energy also cuts across party lines. About two-thirds of both Republican women and ideologically liberal to moderate Republicans back this goal in Pennsylvania. Over six in 10 Republican and independent voters in Ohio support the goal.
“From the Colorado Rockies to the coast of Virginia, people across the United States are ready for 100 percent clean and renewable energy,” states Jodie Van Horn, director of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Campaign. “Communities already see the benefits of clean energy and are ready to switch to cleaner, more affordable power like wind and solar. That’s why more than 50 cities nationwide have committed to 100 percent clean and renewable energy.”
To view the full survey from the Sierra Club, click here.