Over 2,900 Energy Experts Believe Climate Change Is Happening
ATLANTA, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A recent survey of the Association of Energy Engineers' (AEE) membership, based on 2,967 responses, has revealed that 83% of respondents believe climate change is happening (go to www.aeecenter.org/2013markettrends for full report), and 74% of those individuals believe that climate change is a manmade phenomenon, with 85% indicating that the federal government should take action to combat the negative effects of climate change. AEE members support the following options to reduce climate change:
- Restrict emissions from coal-burning power plants: 69%
- Adopt new energy efficiency standards for home: 77%
- Increase automobile fuel economy standards: 77%
- Pursue further development of renewable energy: 83%
- Reduce reliance on carbon-based energy sources: 76%
- Implement a national cap and trade marketplace: 37%
72% of members believe that the President should approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. When asked for their thoughts on California's carbon marketplace, 25% of respondents answered that such programs should be conducted on a state level, 40% that they should be conducted at the federal level, and 35% that they should not be conducted at all. Here are some additional findings from the survey:
- 64% support government incentives for the continued development of electric vehicles
- 75% believe that natural gas should be used as a baseload power source
- 55% support government incentives for natural gas vehicles
- 67% of respondents' companies have considered the installation of renewable technologies at their facilities
- 57% of respondents' companies or governmental entities have policies concerning sustainability
About AEE: The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a professional association, is augmented by its strong membership base of over 16,000 professionals in 89 countries and its widely recognized energy certification program in the fields of energy engineering and energy management, renewable and alternative energy, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and all related areas. Its network of 82 local chapters located throughout the U.S. and abroad meet regularly to discuss issues of regional importance. For more on AEE, go to www.aeecenter.org.
Megan O'Neil Association of Energy Engineers, (770) 447-5083 x229, email@example.com
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