Public support for renewables has climbed year-on-year, according to the latest government survey on attitudes to energy and climate issues. Asked if they supported or opposed the use of renewable energy, 49 per cent of respondent said they supported it and 30 per cent said they strongly supported its use. The result represents a slight drop on the 82 per cent support recorded in the last round of the quarterly tracker poll, although its support climbed year-on-year from 74 per cent to 79 per cent. Support for nuclear energy remained solid with 34 per cent supportive of the technology and 22 per cent opposed. Meanwhile, opposition to shale gas extraction continued to outstrip support, with 32 per cent opposed and only 16 per cent in favour.
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