Details of an energy poll conducted by YouGov were released in October, and appeared to give an “unequivocal vote of confidence” to the renewable energy industry.
Some 55% of the 1,734 people surveyed thought wind power should play a more prominent role in the UK’s energy mix, while 14% said its contribution should remain the same.
In the same poll, solar power and nuclear also received similarly positive backing, while fossil fuels – oil, gas and coal – appeared to flounder, with a minority of respondents displaying allegiance to each.
This poll, along with an American one conducted on behalf of solar developer Sungevity, show that public support of clean energy is extremely high, and suggests that government policy must be the biggest stumbling block stopping the sector from thriving.
Blue & Green Tomorrow’s resident data visualisation guru Ben Willers has dug into the YouGov data and produced the following infographic to show the UK public’s opinions on energy – broken down by their location, age, social grade, gender and political affiliation.
The UK national average is shown by the red dotted line, and there are some interesting trends when you study the infographic carefully. So please take the time to indulge yourself into the data, and feel free to share with friends, family and colleagues.
Does the infographic reflect your own opinions on each technology? Let us know either way.
Like our Facebook Page
10 Perfect Zero Waste Christmas Gifts To Give This Year
10 Simple Home Improvement Tips To Create A Green Home Environment
Business Initiatives: Ways to Preserve the Environment
Ultra Simple Guide to Consumer Solar Panel Installation
7 Very Important Steps to Become an Eco-Friendly Dog Owner
The Unbelievable Car Insurance Perks of Being an Eco-friendly Car Owner
5 Very Important Sustainable Guidelines for Home Renovations
9 Essential Elements of Success for Eco-Friendly Food Trucks
Comprehensive Analysis of the Environmental and Financial Benefits of Hybrids
7 Ethical Stocks Looking to Make a Significant Recovery after the Pandemic
Implementing the Best Sustainable Construction Practices with Timber
An Important Look To The Future of Green Construction
The Triumphant Turnaround of Tesla Motors
4 Eco-Friendly Ways to Invest in Your Business
The Terrifying Effects of Polyester on the Environment and Our Health
Understanding the Horrifying Hazards of E-Waste 101
The Terrifying Environmental Footprint Of PPE Disposals
Sustainability is Transforming the Diamond Industry
Massive Technological Advances Create a New Era for Sustainable Farming
4 Sustainable Real Estate Renovations to Complete Before Renting Your Home
- Editors Choice10 months ago
10 Green Companies With Amazing Environmental Initiatives
- Environment11 months ago
How You Can Celebrate An Environmentally Friendly Christmas Or Holiday
- Features10 months ago
5 Sustainable Home Improvement Ideas To Improve Your Home’s Value
- Environment11 months ago
Simple Hacks to Slash Your Environmental Footprint for the Holidays