New figures released by the UK Government reveal high levels of support among the public for backing a transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The latest Public Attitudes Tracker, published quarterly by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), shows 82% of people surveyed support the use of renewable energy, while only 2% oppose it. Since the poll began in 2012, support for renewables has remained between 74% and 85%. Offshore wind’s popularity remains high at 81%, while onshore wind has a support level of 77%. Wave and tidal energy has the backing of 80% of the public. In the survey 76% of people said they were concerned about climate change.
Renews 7th May 2020 read more »
Climate change remains a major concern among the majority of the British public, but ‘net zero’ has so far failed to catch on as a widely-understood concept despite the UK’s recently adopted 2050 target, findings from the government’s latest green public attitudes survey today indicate. The government interviewed more than 1,850 people in March for its regular Public Attitudes Tracker survey, which found over a third of respondents were ‘very’ concerned about climate change, with more than three quarters either ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ concerned.
Business Green 7th May 2020 read more »