Public support for renewables at an all time high

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Public support for renewables at an all time high

New data released from Government shows that public support for renewable technologies is at an all time high in 2018.

In April 2018 public support for renewables reached a new peak, with 85% of those surveyed within the Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker responding that they generally supported renewables. This is up from 79% in the last survey. Only 1% of those surveyed strongly opposed.

Support for solar energy and off-shore wind were also at their highest recorded levels since the tracker began (87% and 83% respectively). Support for other renewable energy developments remained high: 81% said they supported wave and tidal energy, 76% supported on-shore wind, and 69% support biomass.

James Court, head of policy and external affairs at the Renewable Energy Association, said the survey results followed an extraordinary year for the wider renewables industry.

To find out more you can read the full summary from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy here.


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