HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Poll reveals half British public support nuclear future

The British public sees the need to tackle climate change: but only reluctantly accepts nuclear power as a part of the solution, overwhelmingly preferring renewables and energy efficiency.

As the Government next week begins its major review on the future of energy, an extensive survey published today (17th January) of the British public's attitudes towards future energy options shows that just over 50% may be prepared to accept new nuclear power stations if it would help to tackle climate change. But few actively prefer the nuclear option over alternatives such as renewable sources and greater energy efficiency. Most people believe that promoting renewable energy sources (78%), and reducing energy use through lifestyle changes and energy efficiency (76%) are better ways of tackling climate change than nuclear power.

Part of the government's impending energy review will consider whether the UK needs to replace its ageing nuclear power stations as one contribution towards achieving its climate change objectives. Professor Nick Pidgeon, who led the survey research team, explained that "the government has already recognised the need to take public acceptability into account when exploring our future energy options. However, almost nothing is known about how ordinary people are responding to the new debate about nuclear power and climate change. This new research helps us to understand public views on this critical question".

Carried out jointly by researchers from the Centre for Environmental Risk and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, in conjunction with Ipsos MORI. The survey reveals:

  • There are high levels of concern about climate change among the British public.
  • While polls over the past four years have shown a gradual lessening of opposition to replacing nuclear power stations, the new results still show more opposition than support.
  • Higher proportions of people are pre
    '"/>


Contact: Nicky Barrell
n.barrell@uea.ac.uk
44-160-359-3007
University of East Anglia
17-Jan-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Satellite tracking reveals threats to Borneo pygmy elephants
2. New technology reveals seal behavior
3. Innovative research technique reveals another natural wonder in Yellowstone Park
4. Mathematics reveals genetic pattern of tumor growth
5. CU study reveals why starling females cheat
6. New collaborative research reveals chimpanzees can sustain multiple-tradition cultures
7. Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to worlds deadliest toxin
8. Analysis reveals extent of DNA repair army
9. UGA study reveals function of ubiquitous yet poorly understood microorganisms
10. Colorado River streamflow history reveals megadrought before 1490
11. DNA reveals hooded seals have wanderlust

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... MMJ International Holdings, the ... through patient clinical trials and research, announced that it is seeking fast track ... to help expedite the review and approval of drugs in development that treat ...
(Date:2/11/2019)... ... February 11, 2019 , ... Allotrope Foundation announces ... phased release of the Allotrope™ Framework for standardizing scientific data and its context. ... Allotrope™ Data Format (ADF) and application programming interfaces (APIs), and the Allotrope Foundation© ...
(Date:2/2/2019)... ... 31, 2019 , ... Through its Microbiome Grant Initiative ... study design, planning, sample collection, and analysis to researchers at Stanford University led ... Sara Vaughn, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow, to study the role of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/30/2019)... ... January 29, 2019 , ... ... is frustrated over something like a tricky math problem on an online tutoring ... by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) computer science assistant professor Erin Solovey ...
(Date:1/24/2019)... ... January 22, 2019 , ... Controlled Contamination Services is pleased to announce three ... of these valuable new team members will support its growing operation across the US ... CCS scales its business. This addition will enable CCS to widen its reach and ...
(Date:1/20/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2019 , ... On January ... an invited news article by Asymmetrex director James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D. ... cell therapy resources like the PGCB and CellTrials.org. Now in its 21st year ...
(Date:1/15/2019)... ... January 15, 2019 , ... Personalized treatment plans may extend life expectancy ... to a new study published in the journal Radiology. , Kidney, or renal, ... nephrectomy, a surgical procedure in which the tumor and part of the kidney are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: