Conservatives Join with Liberals to Support Clean Energy

There’s a twist on the conventional wisdom re. the incoming "conservative" administration, which is widely perceived as pro oil and gas and anti renewables. In a just released poll, 66% of “ very conservative” voters joined 95% of “total liberals” in expressing strong support of clean energy. This surprising news was included in the overall results, which found that a majority of Americans—Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters— support clean energy development, and are less likely to vote for a candidate who opposes renewables. “Conservatives and Trump voters alike recognized our nation’s inevitable transition to clean energy, said Mark Pischea, executive director of the Conservative Energy Network, which published the poll results. Widespread support for clean energy may be one of those rare areas for a bipartisan agreement could produce progressive change.

John Howell, Editorial Director