A new 2,121 UK face-to-face in-home survey conducted with a representative sample of adults aged 16+, carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change has revealed 79% of the interviewed support renewable energy, and 69% think renewable energy industries and developments provide economic benefits to the UK.
The survey, set up to understand and monitor public attitudes to the Department’s main business priorities, began in March and will run four times a year from now on.
Survey reveals positive feelings about renewables in the UK
As said before, 79% – being 32% strongly supporters – of the interviewed support the use of renewables for providing electricity, heat or fuel, and only a 5% of them oppose. 55% would be happy to have a large scale renewable energy development in their area, and 78% think renewable energy developments should provide direct benefit to the communities in which they are located.
Finally, results show solar energy is the most popular with 84% of the interviewed supporting it, and followed by off-shore wind – 77% – and wave and tindal -74% -.
In general, the survey shows a quite positive attitude towards renewable energies and the way they can benefit our country – 69% think renewable energy industries and developments provide economic benefits to the UK – as well as to the entire planet.