The latest polling from the Public Attitudes Tracker showed that 88% of people support the use a renewable energy in the UK, including solar, beating last year’s previous high of 84%, whilst only 2% of the public oppose it.
Conducted this autumn, the survey was published this Thursday (15 December) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
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74% of the public also agreed that renewable energy benefits the UK economically.
These cost benefits can be increased by combining solar energy with a battery energy storage system which, Solar Energy UK said, could save UK households £40,000 over their lifetime. A new report by Cornwall Insight and national law firm Weightmans concurred with Solar Energy’s findings stating that co-locating energy assets could provide “significant cost savings”.
The increasing level of public support for renewables coincides with continued concerns around climate change; 83% of people in the UK are worried about climate change, whilst the number of people “very concerned” has risen by 6% to 45%.