DECC – UK majority backs onshore wind

Newly published statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) shows that renewables and on-shore wind still maintain majority support among  the UK population.

The figures show that a whopping 64% of  the population either support or strongly support on-shore wind with only 12% voicing opposition, strong or otherwise.

Additionally 91% express concern over the effects of Climate Change with 82% thinking that this is mainly as a result of human activity.

When asked about the greatest challenges facing Britain today, 22% said climate change while 31% said security of energy supply.

Meanwhile only 29% of those questioned offered any support for the extraction of shale gas (aka fracking) showing once again that the Tories are out of touch with public opinion.