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Renewable energy hits record popularity in the UK

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Official figures show that renewable energy has hit record popularity in the UK, while support for fracking has hit a record low.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released its latest poll on public attitudes towards energy. The government survey, launched in 2012, aims to understand and monitor public attitudes on a variety of energy issues every three months. Among the 2,105 households interviewed, 82 percent expressed support for the use of renewable energy, a 5 percent increase since the last survey. Opposition levels to renewables remained very low at 3 percent, and only 1 percent of respondents strongly opposed use of the technology.

The latest Energy and Climate Change Public Attitudes Tracker (PAT) constitutes the 23rd survey in the series, and interviews (...)


Original source: Climate Action Programme



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