Public less supportive of state fossil fuel taxes, says CLOSUP, still strong for renewable electricity

April 8, 2014

CLOSUP's March report from the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment reveals declining support for state fossil fuel taxes levied to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The report was cited by environment and energy reporters Henry Gass and Christa Marshall in a March 25 ClimateWire piece, "Public support for state-level climate policy has declined since 2008" and by Steve Carmody, a mid-Michigan reporter and producer, in a March 24 Michigan Radio piece "Poll: The public is less supportive of state efforts to combat climate change."

At the same time, a large majority of Americans—79 percent—continue to support requirements for a portion of a state's electricity to be produced by renewable energy sources like wind and solar.