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According to Invenergy Inc., a new poll in Tennessee indicates that residents support increased use of wind energy by a 12-to-1 margin.

"This poll clearly indicates the people of Tennessee support wind energy and they see it
as a viable way to help the state access energy and reduce pollution," says Karl Eiermann, plant manager for the Buffalo Mountain Wind Energy Center located near Oliver Springs, Tenn. "The residents of Tennessee are saying 'yes' to more wind power."

The random poll of 1,047 likely registered voters by Telephone Strategies Group on June 5 and 6 found that 12 times as many residents support wind energy as those who oppose it, with 74.5% of residents supporting the increased use of wind power in Tennessee (6.2% oppose with 19.3% undecided).

Also, according to the poll, 78.7% of respondents are aware that Tennessee ranks near the bottom of states that produce wind energy. Among those with an opinion, 82.2% believe wind energy is a viable source of pollution-free electricity in Tennessee.


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