Americans Support Pursuit of Renewable Energy Sources

Oct. 19, 2007
Majority of Americans attribute higher cost of oil to rising cost of food.

Nine in 10 American (88%) agree that the U.S. should pursue renewable energy sources, according to a poll conducted Harris Interactive. Commissioned by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, the poll concludes that 72% of adults believe that higher oil prices have had a substantial impact on the rising cost of food in recent months, compared to only 35% who believe ethanol production has had a significant impact on rising food prices.

Additionally, 78% believe that usage of ethanol would lessen the country's dependence on foreign oil.

"We have reached a crossroads in the energy market, and consumers plainly want an alternative to imported oil. Homegrown, renewable fuels are clearly a viable answer, " said Doug Durante, executive director of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFCD).

CFDC is a not-for-profit organization that actively supports the development of new technologies and the increased production of fuels that can reduce air pollution, stimulate the economy and lessen dependence on imported oil.

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