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Strong public support for UK renewable energy 5th November

DECC

Over three-quarters of the UK public are in support of renewable energy according to the latest survey by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The survey reflects continued support for renewable and clean energy technologies with over a quarter of respondents (27%) confirming they are strongly in support. 

The findings show there is support for all the different renewable technologies available with onshore wind securing 67% of UK public support.  Jennifer Webber, Director of External Affairs at RenewableUK welcomed the findings, “This latest survey should prompt politicians from all parties to sit up and take notice of the majority of the public, who’ve made it clear that they support onshore and offshore wind power”.

Public concerns over future energy costs remain high with 78% expressing concern that energy prices could rise steeply over the next 10 to 20 years.  Despite this, there appears to be significant support for the diversification of the UK’s energy supplies with 71% of respondents concerned that UK fossil fuel supply will not be sufficient to meet future demand.

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