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Thursday 20th February 2014
More than Three Quarters of the Public Back Renewable Energy
Guest post by Eve Pearce
New Government figures show solid support in Britain for renewables despite green efforts coming in for recent tongue-lashings from politicians and sections of the media. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has just released the results of its latest quarterly survey of public attitudes, which showed that 77% of adults support the use of renewable energy sources. This new data is more welcome news after previous figures issued last summer showed growth in the UK's green market, with renewables being the strongest sector.
It might have been expected that public backing would have slumped, following claims from energy giants that green subsidies add to their costs, together with negative comments from ministers. However, the Energy Department's latest summary of key findings, drawn from “wave 8” interviews carried out in December 2013, found the oppo…