Stanford poll finds overwhelming support for clean energy tax breaks

By | July 13, 2010
A new poll released by Stanford University found 84 percent of respondents favored federal tax breaks to encourage alternative energy, including water, wind and solar.

"The research clearly demonstrates Americans are crying out for home grown solutions to develop clean energy sources and end our addiction to oil," said Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board. "The biodiesel tax inventive is a perfect example of the type of investments the federal government should be supporting to cut carbon pollution, lessen our reliance on petroleum and create green jobs."

Jobe pointed out that the biodiesel tax credit, in just five years since its enactment, has resulted in the construction of more than 150 renewable refineries in 44 states, 23,000 jobs, and billions of dollars of net tax revenue to the U.S. Treasury. All the while, it has been displacing billions of gallons of petroleum.

Researchers at Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment interviewed 1,000 randomly selected adults nationwide June 1-7 for the survey.
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