A new study has revealed that despite strong public support for renewable energy in the UK, many people have a 'Not in My Back Yard' (Nimby) attitude to green power.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change's (DECC) first Public Attitudes Tracker found that 79 per cent of public support the use of renewable energy to provide the UK's electricity, fuel and heat and 69 per cent agree that renewable energy provides economic benefits to the UK.
However, when asked about the location of such a development, just 55 per cent said that they would be happy to have a large scale renewable energy development in their area, compared to 19 per cent who disagree with this statement and ten per cent who are strongly opposed.
Unsurprisingly, onshore wind has the lowest level of support among the different forms of renewable energy, with 12 per cent in opposition, five per cent strongly.
Author: Editor Gavin Pearson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 202 0255)