New research shows strong support for wind power in the U.K., according to a survey conducted by Ipsos MORI for RenewableUK.
According to the survey, 67% of the U.K. public favors the use of wind power, and 28% are strongly in favor of wind farms. Only 8% oppose wind power, and just 3% strongly oppose it.
A majority (57%) say the appearance of wind farms on the landscape is acceptable, while 20% say it is ‘completely acceptable.’
‘That the majority of people find wind farms ugly has long been a myth propagated by a small minority," says Maria McCaffery, chief executive of RenewableUK. "This research has shown that a majority find the look of wind farms acceptable.
"I hope that those who have recently tried to stifle the good support that wind energy has from the government listen to this majority view and ask themselves why they are supporting a minority movement that threatens the jobs and investment that the wind energy industry is bringing to the United Kingdom,’ she adds.