A new study compiled by the William C. Velasquez Institute (WCVI), a Southern California-based Latino outreach and research group, indicates that Latin Americans value clean energy overwhelmingly compared to fossil fuel sources like coal, oil and natural gas. A poll conducted by the organization and published late last month showed that the Latino community is making inroads in spreading the word about energy efficiency and renewable power.
Antonio Gonzalez, the president of the WCVI, said in a press statement that the researchers themselves were stunned by the high number of those who believe that sources such as solar energy are worth the investment, rather than relying on coal and oil that harm the environment and do not deliver the same kind of results as renewable power. Nearly 80 percent of respondents said that solar is the way to go.
"The results from this survey show a deepening of the Latino voter embrace for conservation and environment. Our survey shows over 80 percent support for solar power – this is unprecedented and profound especially since things like rooftop solar access are only just beginning to penetrate the Latino community. The bottom line is that green ideologies are being embraced by southern California Latinos," Gonzalez said.
This report is just one indication that popular opinion toward solar power is shifting in a positive direction. Residents of the Golden State are discovering just how advantageous it is to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
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