The people want it
There has been an absolute sea-change in the popularity of renewable energy in this country. We recently polled voter attitudes towards solar in Tex. and Fla. — and the results were nearly 20 points higher than a similar poll in Calif. in 2005.
Politicians need to better understand this. When they do, good things happen. To wit, Tampa Tribune‘s recent article "A Changing Political Climate":
State Sen. Lee Constantine, R-Altamonte Springs, is pushing for more solar investment in Florida. He says a recent Mason-Dixon poll found that 90 percent of Floridians think the Florida Legislature should encourage investment in solar energy, and 78 percent say they would be willing to pay up to $1 a month on their utility bills to pay for it.
We’ve started collecting relevant polls, and posted them here. If you’ve got a link to something recent, please post in the comments.