Scots favour wind twice as much as nuclear or shale gas

Scots favour wind twice as much as nuclear or shale gas

Scots favour wind twice as much as nuclear or shale gas

Scots by far prefer renewables to nuclear or shale gas according to a new survey of attitudes towards energy.

The YouGov poll suggests 62% of people in Scotland would be generally for large scale wind projects in their local council area, more than double the number (24%) who said they would support shale gas. Nuclear was a shade more popular than shale gas but still far behind renewable energy at 32%.

Hydro power was the undeniable king of energy in the popularity contest, with 80% of those surveyed saying they would be generally for a large scale hydro project in their area, considerably more than other forms of generation such as gas (42%), oil (37%) and coal (34%).

Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables said: “It is encouraging that when people were asked by YouGov about a range of energy sources the majority consistently chose renewables. The poll also suggests a group of people that oppose wind power, and other renewables, are a minority.

Read the full article here http://www.energylivenews.com/2013/03/18/scots-favour-wind-twice-as-much-as-nuclear-or-shale-gas/

Source: Energy News Live

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