29 Mar '13, 1pm

80 percent of Irish population support wind power survey finds

An opinion poll conducted by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) has found that 80 percent of people in Ireland support wind power. The results, taken from a poll of 916 respondents, were strongly welcomed by IWEA. ““This is a clear indication that there is widespread support for wind energy in Ireland” said Kenneth Matthews, CEO of IWEA. “The support shown for the installation of wind farms emphasises that many Irish people see wind energy as a real alternative which will help stabilise their energy bills and also benefit Ireland in terms of jobs and investment to the local economy. The strong support for wind, as illustrated through this poll, should serve as a positive marker for policy-makers to continue the transition to a green economy and embrace all of the benefits that can be accrued.” IWEA held its Annual Conference, “Irish Wind Power...

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