We have all heard the term "clean energy" buzzing around recently. Climate science says that our current output of CO2 is dramatically changing our planet. President Obama wants to make it a major component of our future economy. Basically everyone seems to be in favor of energy sources that don't involve smokestacks.
That is until it comes to paying for it. A Rassmussen Reports poll released today shows that despite the preference for clean energy, when asked how much more they would be willing to pay for it 51% said nothing, while another 20% said no more than $8 per month. Only 24% said they would be willing to spend over $25 more a month to promote clean energy. That means over two-thirds of the country isn't willing to give up more than a couple of Big Macs per month for the environment.
So in typical American fashion, we want something but we don't want to pay for it.