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Fri September 26, 2008
Survey Shows Diminishing Support For Coal
By Alan Lytle
Lexington, KY – As Governor Beshear's administration works to draft a comprehensive energy policy for the Commonwealth, a new survey out this month shows Kentuckians prefer the state move away from coal as its primary energy source and explore wind and solar power instead. The national survey was conducted earlier this month by the non-partisan Civil Society Institute.
Over 600 Kentuckians were asked to give their opinion on energy issues. The majority expressed skepticism that relying on coal is a good long-term energy strategy; this, despite the state's well-publicized abundance of coal.
The energy survey results can be found at CIVIL SOCIETY INSTITUTE.O-R-G.