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Overwhelming majority of UK support renewable

A survey set up by the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) to understand and monitor public attitudes says that 76 per cent of people surveyed support the use of renewable energy sources to generate the UK’s electricity, fuel and heat.

While support for individual renewable energy sources (off shore wind, biomass, onshore wind, wave and tidal and solar) was stable, 82 per cent were concerned about steep rises in energy prices in the future, and 63 per cent were concerned about UK supplies of fossil fuels not being sufficient to meet UK demand.

The DECC’s survey began in March 2012 and runs four times a year. It uses a sample of 2,124 households in the UK. 

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