Americans Expecting a Power Shift in Energy Supply in Next 10 Years

October 14, 2014

By: Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy; Rachel Bronson

A global energy revolution is underway, driven in part by new technologies to unlock untapped resources and drive energy efficiency. A recent Chicago Council Survey shows that Americans place a high priority on a secure energy supply and support the development of renewable energy.  While renewables have many virtues, the public does not necessarily understand the urgency of developing alternative energy as a means to limit climate change. Nevertheless, Americans clearly lean toward cleaner methods of powering the country and expect renewable sources will overtake fossil fuels as the primary US energy sources in the next 10 years.
Americans Expecting a Power Shift in Energy Supply in Next 10 Years

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