DECC opinion poll shows huge support for renewables in UK.

Business Green: “Nearly eight out of 10 respondents to the DECC survey said they supported using renewable energy to provide electricity, fuel and heat, while just five per cent opposed the use of renewables. Similarly, 69 per cent agreed with the statement that “renewable energy industries and developments provide economic benefits to the UK”, while 55 per cent agreed they would be happy to have a large-scale renewable energy development in their area. In contrast, fewer than three out of 10 said they would disagree with such a development. There were also high levels of support for a variety of renewable technologies, with 83 per cent voicing support for solar power, 76 per cent backing offshore wind projects, 75 per cent supporting wave and tidal arrays, and 66 per cent coming out in favour of onshore wind farms.”