… and what the heck is up with the other 1.5 out of 10?!
Also, showing the country’s extreme dislike for natural gas, while 85% of UK residents want more clean domestic energy, only 2% want more natural gas capacity! (Could it be the earthquakes?)
“Two thirds of people want more of their electricity to come from our wind, sun and sea — which the UK has huge supplies of — and just 2% of people back more gas,” Friends of the Earth, which commissioned the poll, writes.
“The poll marks the launch of our Clean British Energy campaign, backed by Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.”
Currently, 9.5% of British electricity comes from renewable resources.
Photo: UK wind turbines via shutterstock
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