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03/03/2014

Californians Willing to Pay for Drought Solutions

 
LA Drought

In response to California’s worst drought on record, an overwhelming majority of voters favor strategies to stretch local water supplies, including recycling, rainwater harvesting, and efficiency measures, according to a new poll conducted on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

By a margin of 74% to 17%, Californians think the best way to deal with the drought is to develop local supplies of water rather than expand water imports. Furthermore, 77% of voters would be willing to pay more on their water bill in order to increase sustainable local water supplies.

“The public is ready to support workable measures to tap sustainable local water supplies and use all water more efficiently,” said Steve Fleischli, NRDC water program director.  “The current drought is but a preview of conditions that will become increasingly common with a changing climate. Californians expect action and view local supplies and greater water efficiency as the top priorities.”

The poll also found that a very strong majority of Californians support – and are willing to pay for – a range of local water resiliency efforts:

  • 74% say cleaning up locally contaminated groundwater is a very important water supply solution and 71% would pay more on their water bill for it.
  • 71% say investing in new water efficiency technologies is a very important water supply solution and 75% would pay more on their water bill for it.
  • 69% say capturing rainwater for local use is a very important water supply solution and 74% would pay more on their water bill for it.
  • 64% say building local water recycling plants is a very important water supply solution and 74% would pay more on their water bill for it.

The survey was conducted from February 1-9, 2014 by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates. It included 1,000 telephone interviews with California voters likely to cast ballots in November 2014.  The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 3.1%.

 


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09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

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09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

08/28/2014

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08/27/2014

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08/26/2014

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08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

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