For the past three years, we have been asking Marylanders questions about their preferences for the state’s energy policies; their attitudes toward the energy sources they use in heating, cooling and powering their homes; and the actions they take to conserve energy at home and in their transportation choices. Marylanders support state policies that increase renewable energy generation, and say that they are willing to pay more for wind and solar power. Residents highly favor expansion of energy efficiency rebates and report taking a number of efficiency and conservation actions in their own homes, most commonly turning off lights and replacing inefficient light bulbs.
George Mason University partnered with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in fielding the survey in 2015. This report is one of three from the study; other reports highlight attitudes, behaviors and policy preferences on public health and climate change. Download the Report Here.