Public support for renewables at three-year high
New research by DECC has suggested that public support for renewable energy is at its highest level since 2013. The latest wave of the department’s Public Attitudes Tracker, issued on Thursday 28 April, showed that 81% of the public supported the use of renewable energy––a figure that has only been surpassed once since the tracker was launched in 2012. Only 4% of the public was opposed to the use of renewable technologies. The research further showed that seven in 10 people believed that renewables developments brought economic benefits to the UK, and that over three quarters (77%) believed that projects should provide economic developments to the areas in which they were located.