Energy roundup

RenewableUK is highlighting new official Government statistics which show that more than three-quarters of the British public support using renewable energy.  The Public Attitudes Tracking Survey published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change shows an increase in the percentage of people supporting renewables to 76%. The level of support has remained consistently high as it stood at 75% in the last quarterly survey.  Support for onshore wind has also increased slightly since it was last included in polling six months ago, rising from 65% to 66%, despite the Government’s decision to end financial support for future onshore wind projects. Support for offshore wind stayed the same at 73%, and marine energy stood at 73%.