UK public favors renewables

According to the latest Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) public survey, UK public shows strong support for renewables with 75% in favor of the use of green power.

The survey shows the support for renewable energy has been consistently high during the tracker, fluctuating around 75-82%.

The latest DECC public survey, conducted from June 24 to June 28, shows that 75% of the UK public expressed support for the use of renewables.

The proportion expressing strong support, however, is at 24%, which is lower than in any previous surveys.

Opposition to renewables was very low at 4%, with only 1% strongly opposed.

Support for renewables is particularly high for people in social grade AB (85%), with those that have incomes over £50.000 (88%), and those who give a lot or a fair amount of thought to saving energy in the home (81%).

Opposition is slightly higher amongst over 65s (10%), social grade DE (6%), and those with an income lower than £16.000 (6%), it is stated in the survey.

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