Onshore wind more popular than ever says DECC poll
A new survey published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change shows that levels of public support for onshore wind energy are even higher than before. In the latest wave of DECC’s Public Attitudes Tracker, 70% of people said they support the development of onshore wind – the highest ever figure since DECC’s regular opinion polls began in March 2012.
In addition, people strongly recognise the benefits of renewable energy and believe that the UK should accelerate investment in low-carbon technologies. 70% think renewables bring economic benefits to the UK, compared to 47% for nuclear.
80% are concerned about the UK becoming dependent on energy imports. 75% of people think we are not investing fast enough in alternative energy sources.
In the survey, the public ranked energy security and climate change jointly as the fourth biggest challenge facing the UK today – only unemployment, inflation and the NHS scored higher in the list.
Infinergy and other independent wind energy generators have placed an advert in this week's Spectator to put the spotlight on the benefits of onshore wind. To view the ad please click the link below.
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