Scottish People Support Onshore Wind Energy

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Scots living in rural areas back wind energy and are opposed to fracking and coal.

Official Press Release Scottish Renewables:

First poll of rural Scotland shows two thirds back wind energy

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First poll of rural Scotland shows two thirds back wind energy

Almost seven in ten Scots living in rural areas support the use of onshore wind energy, a new poll has found.

The independent survey is the first to focus specifically on what people living outside urban areas think of renewable energy developments. Results show 66% of rural Scots support the use of onshore wind energy, with 22% saying they have no opinion or don't know and only 11% opposed to new onshore wind farms. All renewable energy technologies enjoy high levels of support, with rural Scots backing solar power (83% support), wave and tidal energy (83% support), offshore wind energy (78% support) and biomass (69% support). The poll, carried out by Survation, also found that eight in ten Scots living in rural areas (80%) think the next Scottish Government... ... More: Official Press Release Scottish Renewables

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