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Green energy goes beyond red states or blue states

chron.com -- Democrats may talk a good game about "greening" their homes - adding features that save energy and water.

But Republicans may be more likely to make the changes, a new survey suggests.

Commissioned by California solar leasing company Sunrun, the poll found that 64 percent of respondents who plan to vote for Republican Mitt Romney in this fall's presidential election made green home improvements during the past five years. Among President Barack Obama's supporters, 58 percent made similar changes.

Why the difference? Republicans in the poll tended to view green home improvements - such as buying energy-efficient appliances, low-flow toilets and double-pane windows - as ways to save cash rather than save the planet.

"It's now possible for money-saving measures to be good for the


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Submitted Sep 25, 2012 By: angel4me
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 5:10:54 AM

As it should
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2012 3:29:27 AM

Who writes this .... stuff?
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 8:58:30 PM


Interesting article Angel4me...thanks for posting!
jbrad4
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 3:20:26 PM

Green energy needs to be affordable so people will buy green products.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 10:33:05 AM

The entire issue is a total crock of crap.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 10:27:22 AM


So many people are saying "..wish it were affordable" or words to that effect, I feel forced to add - Look into a lease. Surfacing just within the last couple of years, leases have made PV solar energy affordable to just about anybody who needs it.
pliskin
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 10:12:55 AM

Affordability is the key to green energy. Washington wastes so much on futile solar ventures that end up bankrupt it gives little chance to the average American.
2granny
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:52:45 AM

Good, if you can afford to make the changes.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:49:11 AM

When people make "GREENING" improvements to their homes, the reasoning doesn't really mater, it's the results that count.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:48:41 AM

Imagine that, money talks while the other stuff is just nasty and smell bad.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:48:40 AM

It makes sense to go green if you can afford it.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:42:50 AM

Because they have the money to do so.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:42:21 AM

it is still greed
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:42:11 AM

Is California an American State? More illegals there then other states.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:39:51 AM

Green is good, in all its many forms.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:38:48 AM

Green States
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:37:03 AM

If only this was affordable.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:36:20 AM

yea everyone likes the idea of green but at what cost?
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:35:27 AM

Republicans will get us back to easier times. Plenty of coal to heat our homes and whale oil for our lamps. On sunny days we will be warmed by the sun!
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Obama won't allow the half of Americans who pay no taxes to bear the burden of the other half who aren't paying their fair share.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:34:43 AM

democrat republican green is not a political platform....
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:34:36 AM

That would be a win for all.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:33:20 AM

Republicans for the most part are rich so they replace they junk faster then the working MAN can. Us 47%ers working 45 hours a week don't see the need to hall out a good fridge just so we can take a tax break for the government.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:33:09 AM

Would LOVE to go solar! Wish it were affordable.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:33:09 AM

That's the whole key - "...ways to save cash rather than save the planet." That's the only thing most people on this planet are really interested in. And if we can save the planet too, even better!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:29:59 AM

being 'green' should not have to come about as a higher cost.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:29:59 AM

This is a California poll, where the state has great subsidies.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:28:01 AM

The, "Going Green" bandwagon is BS.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:27:07 AM

Exactly. I installed a solar water heater last year, sealed air ducts, added a radiant barrier and topped off the attic insulation. The energy usage is going down.

Can't wait for Mr. Romney's inauguration.

[Edited by: CPayZombie at 9/25/2012 11:28:08 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:27:05 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:27:00 AM

finally!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:26:45 AM

right
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:26:45 AM

Well put normcrocker!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:24:12 AM

This should have happened a long time ago!
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:21:51 AM

The term "green" is revolting. I was recycling 20 years before all of the hype started. We also made our home energy efficient. It was common sense, not politics.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:21:18 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:19:52 AM

polls only server to distort the picture
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:19:40 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:18:42 AM

If it's economically smart people will do it.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:18:20 AM

Dems the party of two faces and love to spend your money.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:17:14 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:16:34 AM

LIKE POSTED EARLIER.....WHO CARES....
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:15:46 AM

It's all about money or saving money.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:12:58 AM

do not care if they are republicans or democrats as long as they are going green
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:12:41 AM

So does this apply to Canada also?
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:11:23 AM

I agree teenitup. Republicans typicality have jobs and are more financially responsible then the democraps who are always looking for a handout.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:07:19 AM

Who cares?
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:05:53 AM

Taking advantage of all the rebate programs available for such improvements.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:05:49 AM

WHOLLY MOLLY.
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:04:56 AM

Cool
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:03:08 AM

ok
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