23 Oct '12, 8am

another poll confirms overwhelming support for solar, solid support for wind, and

A clear and consistent majority of people is in favour of increased investment in renewable energy, according to the results of a major new poll that will provide a boost to those ministers currently opposing the chancellor's plans for a new "dash for gas". The YouGov survey of over 1,700 adults commissioned by the Sunday Times reveals 72 per cent of respondents think the UK should be looking to use more solar power, while 55 per cent think it should be trying to use more wind power. FURTHER READING Solar damages claim rises to £50m as five more companies join case Siemens in talks to sell solar business The high levels of support for solar power are consistent across all age groups, voting intentions and regions, with just five per cent of people saying the UK should use less solar power than it does at present. There is similarly consistent support for increased investme...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2218986/poll-reveals...

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