Public backs renewables but is less keen on fracking and nuclear power
Public support for renewable energy remains high, with 75% in favour, while support for fracking has fallen to just 21%, according to the latest Decc opinion survey.The proportion opposing fracking has increased to 28%, reversing earlier trends when 27% supported fracking and 21% opposed it. Decc says support for fracking appears to be linked to awareness, with o
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