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It’s Official, We Love Renewable Energy!

08 November by Sally Woods

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In new figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of a poll of 2,105 households, 82 percent said they were in favour of renewable energy (a 5 per cent increase on last survey).

Solar energy remains the most popular with 84 percent of people expressing support, closely followed by 79 percent for offshore wind and 74 percent for onshore wind.

This is a terrific validation for the renewable energy sector and one that the current government and political parties, would do well to take on-board for future elections. 

The price of renewable energy has fallen quicker than anyone expected and is now much cheaper than nuclear, with windfarms being delivered at half and price per MWH than is proposed at the new nuclear power station, Hinkley Point

Support for fracking reached an all-time low at 13 percent in favour, and backing for nuclear was at 33 percent with 15 percent opposed and 40 percent having no view.

It is surely time for the UK government to rethink their energy strategy, to ensure low carbon energy delivery and low energy prices for consumers.

 

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