North Carolina voters strongly support the increased use of clean energy sources like wind energy and solar power, according to poll results released by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA).
The poll found that 82.6% of respondents – including 89% of Democrats, 81.6% of Independents and 75.7% of Republicans – said state leaders and elected officials in North Carolina should seek more alternative or renewable energy sources.
The survey results showed overwhelming support for both onshore and offshore wind energy. Of those polled, 80.9% said they support onshore wind, 13.1% oppose it and 6.0% were unsure. Meanwhile, 75.8% said they support offshore wind, while 15.1% of respondents said they oppose it and 9.1% were unsure.
In addition, 85% of respondents support new energy policies that would create opportunities for clean energy companies that use renewable energy resources to offer electricity services directly to consumers and businesses in North Carolina.
The poll also found that 69.7% of respondents were in favor of the state