What Does the Public Really Think About Wind Power?


What Does the Public Really Think About Wind Power?

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There have been many studies throughout the world, used to gauge the public’s reaction to the generation of wind energy.
 
According to a poll done in the UK by Ipsos MORI, 2/3 of respondents favoured wind power. Additionally, the majority of respondents find the look of wind turbines to be acceptable. The problem, however, is the minority who are against them tend to be the most vocal, and often become the obstacle to growth.
 
Maria McCaffery, the Chief Executive of RenewableUK, said “It’s clear that the majority of those surveyed are supportive of energy from wind – strongly indicated from our survey results. Wind is an abundant, clean, secure and affordable energy source. It is therefore not only undemocratic to allow the vocal anti-wind minority to derail the UK’s plans for renewable energy, but also damaging to our economy, undermining investment and jobs that will help to rebuild communities across the country and put the UK on a path to future economic prosperity.”
 
In the UK, the wind energy industry has worked together to launch a three point Charter, demonstrating the value of renewable energy to the UK economy. The three principles outlined in the Charter are:
 
1. To invest in the future prosperity and energy security of the UK
2. To provide financial security for families by creating tens of thousands of long-term jobs
3. To provide clean, safe and affordable energy for the UK today and for future generations
 
What do you think about the generation of wind power? We’d love to hear your responses!
 

Posted By Sally on May 22, 2013 | 0 Comment

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