Public support for onshore wind energy reaches highest level ever

Die Getriebeanlagen der G2 Produktplattform zählen zu den bewährtesten Windturbinen: Weltweit sind fast 10.000 Anlagen in Betrieb. The geared G2 platform is one of the most proven wind turbine solutions with nearly 10,000 units in operation.
Onshore wind farm in Dumfries-shire.

Official new UK government statistics show that a record high of 71% of people support onshore wind.

The Public Attitudes Tracking Survey – published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DeBEIS) – also shows that levels of public support for offshore wind, and wave and tidal energy remain very high at 75% each. 

Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK, said: “It’s great to see public support for onshore wind has reached itshighest ever level, at an overwhelming 71%.

Onshore wind is the cheapest form of new power generation available in Britain, so it makes sense to use it to keep people’s electricity bills as low as possible”.

Pixie Energy

Pixie logo Pixie Energy is an incubator and a facilitator of strategic research and project work, focusing on energy regulation, policy and markets at the local and national level. Find out more about Pixie Energy here.

Local Energy Matters: Scotland

Local Energy Matters: Scotland is a free-to-download brochure with a focus on energy tariffs in the two Scottish electricity distribution regions, as well news on local energy and low-carbon schemes.

Previous editions can be download here.

Scottish energy market overview

You can read an overview of the Scottish energy market here.

Scottish Government energy feed