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Biden’s Climate Policies Aren’t Convincing Most Americans To Go Green, Poll Finds

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A majority of Americans are unwilling to purchase an EV or install solar panels in their home despite the Biden administration’s push to provide financial incentives for green energy technologies, an Associated Press poll found.

The Democrats’ $386 billion climate bill, which President Joe Biden signed into law in August, will spend $161 billion on “clean electricity” tax credits and $36 billion on EV tax credits. Despite this, a majority of Americans are unwilling to purchase electric cars or solar panels, according to an AP and University of Chicago National Opinion Research Center poll published Tuesday.

Roughly 69% of those polled said that they were not very likely to buy an electric car and only 9% said that they were extremely likely to buy an EV. A majority of respondents (64%) also indicated that they were unwilling to purchase solar panels and only one out of every ten people surveyed claimed that they were very likely to do so.

Although more Democrats said that they were more likely to buy solar panels and EVs than Republicans, 60% of Democrats said that they were extremely unlikely to buy an EV and another 58% said that they were not likely to install solar panels in their homes, according to the poll. Only 10% of Democrats responded that they were extremely likely to buy solar panels and 12% said that they were likely to purchase an EV.

Biden is instituting climate-focused policies to get the country to cut carbon emissions by half of what they were in 2005 by 2030.

It can cost between $12,000 and $30,000 to install a standard six-kilowatt household solar panel system, according to Modernize, a home improvement website, while the average price of a new electric car is $66,000, according to Kelley Blue Book, a vehicle valuation and automotive research company. The Democrats’ climate bill offers individuals who buy a new EV a $7,500 per vehicle tax credit.

The AP-NORC poll surveyed 1,054 adults across the country and was conducted between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12. The poll’s margin of error was 3.9 percentage points.

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  1. I’m very proud of the size of my carbon footprint and of the hard work and diligence it took to get there. I drive a gas guzzling SUV. I burn my trash in my yard. I cool my home to 66 in the summer and heat to 72 in winter. I have NEVER recycled a thing. I have never celebrated Vladimir Lenin’s birthday- er, I mean Earth Day. I leave my TV and lights on all day. Yeah, it’s tough being a Carbon Footprint icon.

  2. We are watching the result of 20 years of Europe’s “Green New Deal” shutting down their nuclear and coal fired plants only to become totally dependent on Russian gas and oil. That it has all been a scam should be obvious to everyone as Europe’s inflation is now worse than the U.S. and their electricity costs have risen !000% in some places and businesses are having to close down because they can’t afford their utilities. Now they threaten to fine and jail their own citizens for turning up the heat too high.

    What’s even more bizarre is that Joe Biden and the Democrats just gleefully passed their laughably called “Inflation Reduction Act” which actually will increase inflation and is nothing but a 730 billion dollar Green New Deal slush fund for their Democrat donors and pet projects. This while California and four other states want to ban gas vehicles by 2030 yet they can’t even keep the electricity on long enough to charge the electric vehicles they already have and want people to turn their thermostats up over 78 degrees in a heat wave. It’s so ridiculous and completely avoidable, especially when we have enough abundant energy to power the whole country for 500 years.

    Wake up America. Unless you vote these useless communist ideologues out of office you will deserve the dystopian, universally poor, dangerous, lawless, racist, society that you will leave to your children and grandchildren.

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