Deloitte announces results of consumer research on energy strategy
The majority (62%) of the UK population say they would support an energy policy that combines increased renewable energy technologies with cautious nuclear re-build, reveals a survey by Deloitte. In contrast, only one in three people (36%) say they support the use of nuclear technology itself, suggesting that support for nuclear increases significantly when there is some reassurance that it will not be in place of renewable sources.
Attitudes towards nuclear differ dramatically depending on gender with 55% of men supporting its use compared to just 19% of women.
The survey also revealed a low level of awareness regarding the source of future electricity generation. 35% believe that the majority of UK electricity will be generated by renewable sources in 15 years time and 23% admitted they did not know how the majority of energy would be generated. In contrast, 23% expect the majority of future supply to come from nuclear with only 18% identifying fossil fuel sources as likely to be the most prevalent.
This survey was conducted between 15 and 17 November 2005. The survey data was collected and analysed by YouGov Plc via online survey of 2,041 GB adults.
Download our comprehensive survey results (106KB, PDF)