The Renewable Fuels Now Coalition has released the results of a poll that says 74% of Americans want to see increased use of renewable fuels.
“By overwhelming margins, Americans want renewable fuels like ethanol to play a larger role in our nation’s energy future,” said Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen, a member of the Renewable Fuels Now Coalition. “The consequences of continuing our dependence on foreign oil are unacceptable. Renewable fuels like ethanol offer our nation an opportunity to go in a new, more sustainable energy direction.”
Of those polled, 87% believe active support of the federal government should go toward developing the renewable fuel industry and Congressional action to encourage oil refiners to blend more ethanol into their products was supported by 77%.
Ethanol has been blamed by some for recent food price increases, but according to the poll, 84% thought other factors such as high oil prices, increased global demand and drought were more responsible for rising food prices than ethanol production.