14 Dec '11, 12am

YouGov poll finds 56% of people want more wind turbines & 74% think solar capacity should be increased

The environmental movement might have taken a bit of a battering in recent months from opinion polls suggesting climate change and environmental issues are falling down the public's list of priorities, but according to a new survey a clear majority still support the rollout of renewable energy technologies. Despite a high-profile media campaign criticising wind farms and attacking the cost of renewable energy technologies, 56 per cent of people want to see more wind energy capacity in the UK and 74 per cent think solar energy capacity should be increased. FURTHER READING Siemens submits plans for £210m Hull wind turbine plant Green Investment Bank to focus on wind, waste and Green Deal The figures come from a YouGov poll of 1,696 people commissioned by The Sunday Times , which also reveals that just 19 per cent of respondents want wind power to be scaled back, and just 12 ...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2132086/poll-public-...

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