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Ohio GOP voters support green energy, efficiency programs and customer choice

greent-in-the-light-bulbCOLUMBUS — “Ohio’s Republican voters and conservative independents are greener than state politicians might have believed.

…In fact, most of these voters want a lot more renewable power in the mix, —  even if it raises their electric bills. Seventeen percent said they would pay $20 a month extra for renewable power. Nearly 50 percent said they would pay at least $5 more a month.

…The poll also measured how  voters feel about different kinds of power generation, including coal, nuclear and gas as well as wind and solar. It found that voters favor natural gas power plants and energy efficiency efforts, that solar is more popular than coal, wind or nuclear power.”

— John Funk, Cleveland Plain Dealer

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