"The presidential debates repeatedly took up the issue of fracking, a method of oil and gas production that’s driven the U.S. energy boom. Sparing over fracking in key battleground states came as a surprise to Jon Krosnick, a Stanford University professor who has led polls on climate policies over more than two decades. 'There’s this idea that somehow Pennsylvanians would want there to be fracking, but it doesn’t resonate with voters,” he said. “Endorsing it is absolutely not the way to win the electoral college.'
...There’s evidence that Biden will find popular support for measures meant to encourage investment in renewable power. Krosnick’s recent surveys found that Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of government incentives to build more wind, solar and hydroelectric capacity. More than 80% of those polled favored tax breaks for utilities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These policies could end up blocked by a Republican majority in the Senate."
Biden Will Take a Clear Climate Mandate Into the White House
Following the announcement that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States, a piece in Bloomberg references Climate Insights 2020 while discussing Pennsylvanian energy politics.
Media Highlight from Bloomberg — Nov. 7, 2020