82% of the UK public support renewable energy - Solar most popular

The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s latest public attitudes tracker results show that solar remains the most popular form of renewable energy generation amongst the British public.

Of those surveyed, 85% expressed their support for solar in the UK – up from 82% last quarter. Wind and tidal technologies were supported by 77% of those surveyed, with offshore wind and biomass just behind at 68% and 64% respectively.

The survey also found that support for renewable energy sources to provide the UK’s energy rose to 82% – up from 79% last quarter.

The latest of DECC’s public attitude tracker is based on face-to-face in-home interviews with 2,051 households across the UK.