Tory wind opposition “at odds” with public opinion

Conservative MPs’ opposition to onshore wind farms is at odds with public opinion, suggests a new poll by ComRes. The survey of MPs alongside a poll of the public found four out of five of Tory MPs (78%) are opposed to onshore wind. That’s despite 84% of the population believing investment in renewables is important to […]

Poll: Consumers want Big Six stranglehold broken

Consumers want the Government to break the stranglehold of the Big Six on Britain’s energy market, a new poll has found. More than eight in ten (82%) want government to intervene to create more competition and let smaller suppliers in on the game, according to a survey commissioned by Co-operative Energy, one such small supplier. […]

Public backs an energy price freeze – poll

The surprise price freeze pledge has been bashed by energy suppliers, commentators and – predictably – the Tory Chancellor George Osborne. But Labour’s promise to keep energy bills static between May 2015 and January 2017 should they win the general election has struck a chord with the public, suggests a new poll by YouGov for […]

Only third of public can name a ‘sustainable’ company

Just a third of the public can name an environmentally ‘sustainable’ company according to a new poll released yesterday. The poll of 1,819 adults conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Carbon Trust earlier this month found two thirds (68%) of the general public were unable to name a company taking the issue of environmental […]

Small businesses braced for energy price hikes

More than nine out of ten small business owners (94%) are braced for energy price hikes in the near future, with two thirds (67%) expecting prices to shoot up by over 10% in the next year. According to a new survey by price comparison site Make it Cheaper, energy bills are seen as the “most […]

Lukewarm public reaction to smart meters

The public reaction to smart meters remains lukewarm, a new report by DECC revealed. It has released the third wave of results in a four-part survey examining public perceptions of the energy gadget set to be rolled out across the country. Interest in having a smart meter installed remained steady with four in ten saying […]

Energy and fuel prices the biggest worries for consumers

Energy and fuel prices are the biggest worries for a growing number of consumers concerned about rises in the cost of living. That’s according to a monthly survey of more than 2,000 people by the ‘Which? Consumer Insight Tracker’. It found a whopping 79% were worried about the growing cost of energy and fuel, with […]

38% of people worried about winter heating bills

An eyebrow-raising 38% of people in the UK are concerned about paying heating bills this winter according to a new ComRes poll. The survey of more than 1000 people commissioned by BBC Radio 5 Live showed a quarter (25%) had put up with “unacceptably cold” homes because of high prices and 63% had cut energy […]

43% of UK public back new nuclear subsidy

More than a third (43%) of the British public said they would support Government subsidy for the construction of new nuclear power plants in the UK. That is in comparison to only 28% who said they would not, according to a new poll of more than 2,000 people. It also revealed almost half (46%) of […]