Poll shows support for low carbon generation

A poll conducted last week shows that more people are in favour of low carbon technologies than those that are higher emitters. The survey of 1698 people from around the […]

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By Tom Gibson

A poll conducted last week shows that more people are in favour of low carbon technologies than those that are higher emitters.

The survey of 1698 people from around the UK was commissioned by the Sunday Times. It found that 56% of the public think the Government should use more wind power and 67% think we should use more solar power. On the other hand more people than not thought the UK should use less coal and gas.

Dr Gordon Edge, RenewableUK’s Director of Policy said: “This new poll demonstrates that even in difficult economic times the public understands why the expansion of wind power is important – to secure jobs, enhance energy security and reduce our reliance on expensive fossil fuels.”

The poll showed the populace was still undecided about nuclear, although the majority vote of 37% was for adding more nuclear generation, compared to 26% against and 20% who said to maintain current levels.