03 Feb '15, 10am

New Government poll shows increase in support for onshore wind energy. Media release:

A new survey released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change shows that support for onshore wind farms has increased to 68% of the public, while total opposition fell to a record low of 10%. Support for offshore wind also remained rock solid at 74%. There was an increase in support for Britain’s wave and tidal energy industry, which went up to 74%. Public support for hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ for shale gas fell from 26% to 24%. RenewableUK’s Director of Policy, Dr Gordon Edge, said: “It’s great to see public support for onshore wind is increasing, with more than two-thirds of people consistently saying they want Britain to make use of it, and that support for offshore wind and wave & tidal energy remains even higher. That’s why it’s so hard to understand why the Conservative party is turning its back on onshore wind, threatening to kill off the indu...

Full article: http://www.renewableuk.com/en/news/press-releases.cfm/201...

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