UK RE support 'remains high'
New government survey shows 79% of respondents support renewables
Public support for renewable energy in the UK remains high with 79% backing the technology, according to a new government survey.
The latest ‘Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker’ shows support slightly down from the previous report in November last year when 82% backed renewables.
The survey shows that just 4% of the public were opposed to clean energy, with 1% ‘strongly opposed’ to the technology.
It also found that, in contrast to the high support for renewables, just 35% backed nuclear energy and 22% opposed it.
Some 16% of respondents supported shale gas – up from 13% on the last tracker report – while 32% were opposed to it.
The survey canvassed 2078 people on their views between 13 and 17 December last year.