Boulder, Colorado – Consumer interest in clean energy concepts has dropped significantly from 2009 to 2011, according to a new study by Pike Research. The study looked at all types of clean energy, including transportation fuels.

The survey found that the average percentage of consumers with an “extremely” or “very” favorable view of 13 clean energy concepts declined from 50 per cent in 2009 to 45 per cent in 2010, and then to 43 per cent in 2011.

Among the energy concepts, biofuels dropped the most, from 56 per cent in 2009 to 39 per cent by 2011.

For other transportation alternative fuels, the percentage of respondents who had “extremely” or “very” favorable views were 61 per cent for hybrid vehicles; 55 per cent for electric cars; and 51 per cent for natural gas cars.

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