67% of Brits favour local wind farms

» By | Published 11 Sep 2013

indexMore than two-thirds of UK citizens support building more wind farms in their immediate areas.

The poll, conducted by market research agency ComRes, also shows that only 33% of people support fracking in their area while just 31% of people support nuclear power.

“The opinion poll shows that a massive 67% of people support building wind farms in the area in which they live, making wind one of the most popular forms of energy generation,” trade body RenewableUK said in a press release.

It noted the poll results came a day after the think-tank Carbon Connect published a report calling for greater clarity from the government on how to better support the future development of offshore wind in the UK.