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 opposition the strongest among those that know a lot about the technology to extract onshore gas ...

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