The majority of Scottish people are in favour of an expansion of onshore wind.
That’s according to polling by trade association RenewableUK which shows around 60% of voters had voted in the last election for a party supporting onshore wind farms.
The survey of more than 1,000 people suggests almost 74% of them would think favourably of a political party that puts the growth of renewable energy capacity at the heart of its manifesto.
In addition, the poll shows 70% of them, in the last election, voted for a party they expected to build more renewable energy in Scotland.
RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Dan McGrail said: “This polling demonstrates that voters in Scotland overwhelmingly support political parties which are pro-renewables and pro-onshore wind.
“We are urging ministers in Holyrood to unblock the pipeline of much-needed new onshore wind capacity as a matter of urgency, by bringing in new guidelines which underpin the need to act fast against the climate emergency.”