New Survey Shows That Americans Significantly Overestimate #Renewable #Energy’s Role in Powering the Nation – Oil & Gas 360

“Americans overestimate the contribution of renewable energy in powering the U.S. and underestimate the role of coal, oil and natural gas now and in the future. In 2016, solar and wind together made up just 3% of U.S. energy consumption, while survey respondents put the figure at 20%. Furthermore, respondents predict that wind and solar will make up 34% of energy consumption in five years; however, the experts predict that they will be less than 5% of our energy consumption. Conversely, respondents perceived fossil fuels to be a much lower percentage of the energy mix than they are today and projected them to be even less in five years.”

http://www.oilandgas360.com/new-survey-shows-that-americans-significantly-overestimate-renewable-energys-role-in-powering-the-nation/

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