30 Apr '18, 9am

Public support for renewables hits record high as clean transition powers forward

A staggering 85 percent of people in the UK support renewable energy, with just three percent opposed to it, according to d ata published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) in its quarterly public attitudes tracker. This is the highest level of support since the tracker began in July 2012, and the joint-lowest figure for people against. The number of people who ‘strongly support’ the use of renewables also hit a record high of 37 percent. Support was highest for solar generation with 87 percent of people in favour of it, ahead of offshore wind (83 percent), wave and tidal (81 percent), and onshore wind (76 percent) – with all being record highs since the first tracker in 2012. No renewable technology had a disapproval level above the eight percent against onshore wind. Power generation The release of the data coincides with the UK power...

Full article: https://theecologist.org/2018/apr/30/public-support-renew...

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