UK support is highest yet for solar, wave and wind energy, according to the latest report by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
How do the figures stack up?
The latest Public Attitudes Tracker by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) suggests that approx 80% of people in the UK expressed support for renewable energy, with 445 strongly supporting it. Only 2% oppose the use of renewable energy.
- 80% of the respondents support solar energy
- 79% support wave and tidal power
- 77% are in favour of offshore wind farms
- 73% are in favour of onshore wind energy generation
This ties in with the findings that 80% of the UK population are either very, or fairly concerned about climate change.