Survey Shows Overwhelming Support For Clean Energy Loan Guarantees

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By a four-to-one margin, an overwhelming majority of Americans support the use of federal loan guarantees to encourage investment in the clean energy technologies identified by President Obama in his recent State of the Union address, a new national survey shows.

The survey found that 79% of respondents agree with the following statement: ‘To jump-start investment and maintain U.S. competitiveness, the federal government should provide guarantees backing loans for building wind, solar, advanced-design nuclear power plants or other energy technology that reduces greenhouse gases.’ Nineteen percent of those surveyed do not agree, and 2% said they don't know.

Those who ‘strongly agree’ outnumber those who ‘strongly disagree’ by a similar margin: 46% to 10%.

The telephone survey of 1,000 U.S. adults was conducted Feb. 10-13 by Bisconti Research Inc./GfK Roper for the Nuclear Energy Institute. The survey has a margin of error of +/-3%.

SOURCE: Nuclear Energy Institute

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