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Who Supports Solar? Latest Survey Defies Political Stereotypes

Solar Industry

As the U.S. presidential election approaches, U.S. voters are being bombarded with anti-solar ads, courtesy of super-PACs backed by fossil-fuel industries. Last month at Solar Power International, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch told attendees that 80% of negative campaign ads target clean energy.

Meanwhile, the presidential candidates themselves - as well as their respective political parties - have made clear their stark differences in their approaches to funding (or not funding) solar energy technologies and project development.
 

Whether through acceptance speeches at the recent Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention or in formal policy position papers, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have presented divergent views on U.S. energy policy.

 

 

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