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Media discussion of climate change and the future of clean energy is often deeply politicized. Yet the Carlotte Observer reports on a new poll of NC residents which shows broad, bi-partisan support for renewable energy, as well as a majority specifically supporting tax breaks and other government incentives for clean energy expansion. Among the polls findings:
- Six in 10 NC residents support tax breaks and other incentives for solar energy
- 86% of Democrats, 84% of independents and 77% of Republicans saying NC should seek more alternative energy sources
- Nine in 10 NC residents support lifting restrictions on renewable energy companies selling electricity direct to consumers
The poll of 803 voters was commissioned bu the NC Sustainable Energy Association.