Posts Tagged ‘poll’

Onshore windfarms more popular than thought, UK poll finds

Some 73% of the British public polled by ComRes support onshore windfarms in contrast with government decisions to block them Public support for onshore windfarms is far higher than widely believed, according to a new opinion poll, even in rural areas. Wind turbines are also far more popular than fracking or nuclear power, contrasting with […]

Australians fear Coalition is not taking climate change seriously, poll shows

Climate Institute survey reveals overwhelming support for wind and solar energy as the Abbott government seeks to limit support for both Australians are deeply worried the Abbott government is underestimating the importance of climate change, new polling shows, as cabinet debates crucial long-term targets for greenhouse gas reductions. The annual polling by the Climate Institute […]

Poll: which is more ‘visually awful’, a windfarm or a coalmine?

Tony Abbott thinks windfarms are ‘visually awful’ but only has good things to say about coalmines. What do you think? Continue reading… View full post on Wind power | The Guardian

Solar and wind energy backed by huge majority of Australians, poll shows

Renewables among top three energy choices and a separate review debunks fears of health damage from wind turbines Solar and wind energy enjoy strong support from the Australian public, with 80% of people putting them both among their top three energy choices in a poll for the Australia Institute. By contrast, coal and coal seam […]

Tory MPs more likely to oppose windfarms than British public poll

Conservatives opposition undermining projects and investment in renewables, say wind energy companies Conservative MPs are much more likely to oppose onshore wind farms than the national average of the public, a new poll has found.About four out of five Tory MPs are likely to oppose onshore wind farms in their constituency, according to the poll […]

Majority of Californians are against fracking, new PPIC poll finds

A new poll shows that a majority of Golden State residents oppose both new offshore oil drilling and expanding hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to produce oil and gas. View full post on Wind Power News

Would you be prepared to pay more for green energy? | Poll

The government’s deal over a new energy bill is expected to lead to higher gas and electricity bills in the coming year. The Guardian has calculated an increase of £60-£80, while the Telegraph expects bills to “rise by up to £178 a year”. In principle, would you prepared to pay more for renewable energy? View […]

UK public favours wind turbines over shale gas wells, poll finds

An ICM poll found that 67% of people would prefer a wind turbine than a shale gas well near their home. View full post on Wind Power News

Poll: Inspector rejects south Norfolk wind farm appeal

A renewable energy firm’s hopes of building three giant wind turbines in south Norfolk were dashed today when a planning inspector dismissed its appeal. View full post on Wind Power News

Sierra Club poll shows support for Oklahoma wind energy

Most Oklahomans would support phasing out the state’s coal-fired power plants and using more renewable resources such as wind for electricity, according to a poll commissioned by the Sierra Club. View full post on Wind Power News