Nearly one third of the people in Michigan do not understand what the heck 'renewable energy' is. But they want more of it. That's the result of a new study published by Michigan State University.
The key findings of the 2007 Energy Consumer Survey include:
- 92% of residents are concerned about the cost of energy and its effect on the household budget.
- More than 40% of residents are considering home improvements to reduce energy costs.
- The majority of residents support government action to stimulate the development and use of renewable and alternative energy sources.
- Michigan residents "overwhelmingly believe" the planet's climate is warming and that's a major problem.