As more coal companies file for bankruptcy– despite the backing of President Donald Trump– a recent poll indicates a large majority of Americans in coal-reliant states increasingly favor the use of renewable energy. The consumer group Consumer Reports spoke with 1,200 Americans, including 400 residents of coal-reliant states including Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. Residents of those four states largely agreed with their fellow Americans. Most would also be willing to buy solar panels for their own use, and a plurality would be willing to pay an additional $5 a month to get energy from fully renewable sources. Overall, 76 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, “Increasing renewable energy (such as solar and wind) is a worthwhile goal.” West Virginia and Wyoming did not have enough respondents to the poll to draw conclusions. Get the whole story at;