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A report released Friday by the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy found that a majority of Americans, including some Trump voters least likely to believe in manmade climate change, believe in prioritizing renewable energy over oil drilling.
Carsey school researchers surveyed 707 adults from 50 states both before and after the election. They found that three-fourths of all respondents, regardless of political affiliation, said that renewable energy should be a higher national priority than oil drilling. Broken down according to party, 93 percent of Clinton voters and 84 percent of non voters agreed. Trump voters were the only group that favored expanded oil drilling, but by a slim margin—48 percent preferred renewable energy. Disappointing, but there’s indication of a promising trend: before the election, only 39 percent of Trump supporters said the same.
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You like going outside, right? You have fond memories of going down the slide, swinging in warm summer air and jumping into pools, right? Whether you believe in global warming in an official sense, it should be important to you to preserve our environment and the natural resources around you.
With the U.S. election now over and the changing of the guard, the environment has become a contentious topic for our country. I feel a bit like Peter Pan saying this, but some silly adults seem to be putting their 2017 profit margin at a higher priority than the entire planet. But all hope is not lost -- an increasing percentage of our global population has decided that keeping our environment healthy is a critical and noble cause.
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Millions of lampposts could be fitted with wind turbines connected directly into the National Grid.
IT and technology firm NVT Group and Own Energy, which designed the small turbine that will be used, have formed a joint partnership that will create 25 jobs over the next year.
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