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.
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Source: Energy News Live