A Bipartisan Majority of Pennsylvanians Favor Solar Power Over Other Sources
A new poll from Embold Research found that solar energy has strong support across political, racial, gender, and regional lines. Here are the highlights:
- 81% of survey respondents indicated “support” or “strong support” for rooftop solar on homes, making it more popular than coal, nuclear energy, and methane gas.
- 65 % of respondents would like to see Pennsylvania produce more solar.
- 0% of any demographic group or region expressed a desire for decreased solar production.
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- New York – 50% by 2030
- Maryland – 50% by 2030
- New Jersey – 50% by 2030
- Virginia – 100% by 2050
“There are several promising bipartisan bills in the legislature that will bolster our solar industry. If our political leaders are serious about creating good paying, sustainable jobs in the trades, then we need them to invest more in Pennsylvania’s solar economy,” says Jason Grottini, Vice President of Envinity. “For too long, politics have stymied the growth of the solar industry, especially when you look at how solar has grown in neighboring states. Solar power continues to see overwhelming public support, so there should be no reason for our elected leaders to continue holding the industry back.”
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