Source: Energy Live News
Support for renewable energy is still high in the UK, according to latest government figures.
DECC’s new public attitudes survey found solar is the nation’s favourite source of power, with 80% supporting it, followed by marine energy and offshore wind – both at 73% – onshore wind (66%) and biomass (65%).
While opposition to renewables was very low at 5%, support stood at 80% and only 1% “strongly opposed”.
Leonie Greene, Head of External Affairs at the Solar Trade Association said: “No other technology empowers consumers and communities to take charge of their energy bill and act on climate change like solar power. By cutting support for solar the government is taking power away from people, organisations and communities all over the UK – and they don’t like it one bit.”