Nuclear more popular than gas but wind blows both away | Damian Carrington | Environment | guardian.co.uk
Decision time is fast approaching for the UK's big energy and climate change choices, from how the government can keep companies interested in building new nuclear power stations to how quickly subsidies for new renewable technologies should taper down. So it's good to get a reminder of what the British people actually want, courtesy of a YouGov opinion poll, paid for by EDF. EDF, of course, is the nuclear giant 83% owned by the French state and just about the only serious nuclear power player left in the UK. But most of the questions asked were straight, although there were no questions on cost or energy efficiency. What the polling shows is that while nuclear power has survived a small dip in popularity following the Fukushima disaster, it remains short of an absolute majority. Wind power, in contrast, does.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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