Friday, 21 October 2016 05:31

NEW POLL - Public show overwhelming support for wind power

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A new opinion poll by ComRes has shown overwhelming public support for wind power, with 4 out of 5 people in Scotland supporting onshore wind farms.

The poll finds that 73% of the public across the UK support wind power with 80% support in Scotland.

Commenting, SNP MSP Gordon Macdonald said:

“This opinion poll is a vindication of SNP support for renewable energy technology, which creates jobs, provides us with a secure source of energy and helps us meet our climate change commitments.

“The Tories are completely out of touch with public opinion on this issue – despite some Tory MSPs personally profiting from wind – and UK Government cuts to support for this industry have been completely wrong-headed, risking jobs and our future prosperity.

“The Scottish Government will always work to protect jobs, develop renewables and meet our climate change obligations – and this poll is yet further evidence that the public backs us in these ambitions.”

Notes:

Data from the ComRes poll and a full methodological note and results from the press analysis available for download:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9swbyf0ityph6m1/AAA78qSMeA_DBdpqIeHwj7cSa?dl=0

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