Public Opinion Watch: Stanford poll finds strong support for renewable energy tax credits
A recent poll on public attitudes toward climate change by researchers at Stanford (Calif.) University has found a very strong majority of Americans (73 percent) favoring "the federal government giving companies tax breaks to produce more electricity from water, wind, and solar power."
The idea of tax breaks for renewable energy companies also was the most popular among a list of 12 policy options offered in the poll. The levels of support for the other policy proposals appearing in the survey were as follows:
Requiring or encouraging with tax breaks the lowering of the amount of greenhouse gases that power plants are allowed to release into the atmosphere: 70 percent.