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Americans Broadly Support Energy Efficiency


2/27/2014 9:20 AM

9 in 10 Likely Voters Support Energy Efficiency as Solution to Energy Challenges

Efforts to promote energy efficiency enjoy overwhelming support among key political demographics, according to a poll released today by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

The poll, commissioned by McLaughlin & Associates, found that 9 in 10 likely voters support energy efficiency as a key part of the solution addressing our energy challenges. Results showed a desire for greater adoption of efficient technologies throughout our economy, including the federal government, where tax dollars can be saved.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters indicated broad support of energy efficiency among conservative, moderate and liberal groups. In addition, each of these groups would be more likely to support a member of Congress who voted for energy-efficiency policies.

“The results prove that energy efficiency is a winning topic with consumers. An investment in energy efficiency returns significant cost savings,” said NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis. “ Energy-efficiency policies for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors should be a central component to any national energy policy.”

“Energy efficiency will continue to play a critical role in our nation’s ability to succeed economically, and commonsense energy-efficiency legislation is a win-win that means savings for manufacturers and their communities,” added NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “These results show that consumers from across the political spectrum agree that energy efficiency is a key part of our nation’s energy future.”

To view the poll results in their entirety, click here.

​NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceeds $100 billion annually.

Press Contact:
Phallan K. Davis
(703) 841-3282
phallan.davis@nema.org