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New survey shows business leaders overwhelmingly back UK decarbonisation push - 19th August


Three quarters of Institute of Directors (IoD) members agree the UK needs to decarbonise energy supplies, with the majority calling for increased renewable energy deployment.  

The survey of the influential business group found there to be widespread support for efforts to cut emissions, as well as ongoing concerns relating to enegy security and affordability.  74% of those surveyed agreed that the UK needs to decarbonise its energy to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The poll also indicated a strong correlation of opinions between business leaders and the public, with large majorities signalling their support for the increased deployment of renewable energy technologies.  Support for renewables and decarbonisation was far higher than support for fracking too.

Maf Smith, RenewableUK's Deputy Chief Executive said 'this survey shows that business clearly backs renewable energy'.

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