In 2020, will the nation's cities be more or less reliant on alternative fuels? (Choose one. If desired, use the write-in option to explain your answer.)

Experts expect the new Congress will once again visit plans for the Keystone Pipleline. The proposal will likely pass before the close of this poll. But while national leaders consider the expansion of traditional fuels, many municipalities have embraced alternative sources of energy. Burlington, Vt., for example, recently made headlines for becoming the first municipality to receive 100 percent of its energy from alternative sources (wind, water, biomass).

For the first few months of 2015, American City & County will present a Future Forecast in key areas including energy and sustainability. This is your chance to be part of the conversation. When it comes to energy - where are we headed? In 2020, will the nation's cities be more or less reliant on alternative fuels? (Choose one. If desired, use the write-in option to explain your answer.)

In 2020, cities will see increased demand for and use of alternative energy sources, and a decrease in demand for and use of traditional sources. This is a positive for the nation's cities.
45% (23 votes)
In 2020, energy supply and demand will be much the same as it is today, with some reliance on alternative sources (wind, water, solar) but with the majority continuing in traditional sources like coal and gas. This is a negative for the nation's cities.
27% (14 votes)
In 2020, cities will see a decrease in demand for and use of alternative energy sources, and an increase in demand for and use of traditional sources. This return to a past model is a positive for the nation's cities.
8% (4 votes)
In 2020, cities will see increased demand for and use of alternative energy sources, and a decrease in demand for and use of traditional sources. This is a negative for the nation's cities.
8% (4 votes)
In 2020, energy supply and demand will be much the same as it is today, with some reliance on alternative sources (wind, water, solar) but with the majority continuing in traditional sources like coal and gas. This is a positive for the nation's cities.
8% (4 votes)
In 2020, cities will see a decrease in demand for and use of alternative energy sources, and an increase in demand for and use of traditional sources. This return to a past model is a negative for the nation's cities.
4% (2 votes)
Total voters: 51

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