President-elect Donald Trump’s position on renewables and clean energy is worrying environmentalists – but according to a new national poll, his voters strongly favor them.
The post-election survey found that nearly 90 percent pf all voters support more government action to speed up the shift to clean energy. Mark Pischea, executive director of the Conservative Energy Network, which commissioned the survey, said that includes 2-to-1 support by conservatives. He said the Republican Party shouldn’t ignore these results.
“For the GOP to be competitive in future elections, it must develop messages that have greater appeal to millennials, college-educated voters, minorities,” he said. “Clean energy represents an opportunity to build a bridge while appealing to our conservative base.”
Coal and oil companies have argued that policies supporting renewables will raise the cost of energy and hurt the economy. However, the survey found conservatives favor those policies specifically because renewables are growing and rapidly adding jobs…