Before Japan’s tsunami hit Fukushima Dai-ichi, nuclear energy was being billed as a "green" alternative because of its small footprint and zero emissions, but U.S. taxpayers are turning against nuclear in favor of wind and solar power. The nuclear fires, partial meltdown and widespread fallout from the tsunami-swamped Fukushima Dai-ichi Power Plant in Japan is changing U.S. popular opinion in favor of wind and solar as viable alternatives to nuclear power, according to the latest survey.
The transition scenario proposed by the Civil Society Institute would have both coal and nuclear energy phased out in favor of wind, solar, geothermal and other renewable energy sources.
Gallup's last poll back in 2010 showed 62 percent of U.S. adults supported nuclear power, but that was before the recent nuclear troubles in Japan. A more recent study performed by ORC International for the Civil Society Institute showed a 25 percent drop to 46 percent who "support more nuclear power reactors in the United States."
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