The UK has abundant wind resources from the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea that buffet the country’s coastlines, and despite current disagreement at the governmental level regarding renewable energy policy, a majority of people surveyed support greater renewable energy use over the next five years.

Recent data collected as part of the Global Consumer Wind Study and Corporate Renewable Energy Index – created by Vestas in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy Finance – indicate strong public and corporate support for wind power, but also show that a large percentage of respondents are unaware of their renewable energy consumption choices.

The outcome of the current debate about whether using natural gas or renewable energy is a better medium- to long-term affordable power generation strategy is of central importance for the UK wind industry going forward.

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This piece appears on Breaking Energy as part of the Energy Transparency series in partnership with Vestas.