Half of Progress Energy's customers in North Carolina say the company isn't doing enough to develop renewable energy, and a whopping 79 percent of customers say that global warming requires immediate and drastic action.
Those are some of the polling results the Raleigh-based electric utility released today at a conference for Wall Street analysts, showing how far public opinion has swung in favor of addressing climate change in this state.
Progress Energy, which serves 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida, regularly surveys its customers to assess the company's public image and to gauge customer sentiment on public policy. The company added questions on renewable energy about two years ago, but had not previously revealed details about its customers' changing attitudes.
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