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Renewable Energy Attitudes and Awareness Research

In May the DTI published Renewable Energy Attitudes and Awareness Research which examines people's awareness of and attitudes to renewable energy.
  • Generally awareness of renewables tends to be high (although there is less awareness of options such as biomass.
  • Most people are in favour of renewable energy
  • This said only a third of respondents said they would be happy to live within 5km of a wind farm
In May the DTI published Renewable Energy Attitudes and Awareness Research which examines people's awareness of and attitudes to renewable energy.
  • Generally awareness of renewables tends to be high (although there is less awareness of options such as biomass.
  • Most people are in favour of renewable energy
  • This said only a third of respondents said they would be happy to live within 5km of a wind farm
  • However, those that actually DO live near to a renewable energy installations are most in favour of renewables, suggesting that exposure to renewables actually increases support
  • Those living near traditional power plants are also particularly in favour of renewables.
  • The national media tend to be more in favour of renewables than the local media.