UK backing for renewable energy falls


Nearly four-fifths (78%) of the UK public back renewable energy but this is less compared to the last three years, a new survey claims, writes Energy Live News.

The report by DECC showed support of 79%, 82% and 80% respectively in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The DECC Public Attitudes Tracker report said 71% “strongly or slightly agreed” with renewables providing economic benefits to the UK which is unchanged from the last two years.

Only 6% strongly disagreed.

Renewable projects should provide direct benefits to the communities they are in was an idea which 78% strongly agreed with and only 5% strongly disagreed.

The report found attitudes varied depending on the technologies involved. Solar saw 81% in favour compared to 85% in both 2014 and 2013.

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