'British people support renewables, not fracking—why won't the government listen to the will of the people?' Keith Taylor MEP
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has today the latest results of its public attitudes survey which reveals that just three in 20 UK citizens support shale gas exploration while those that know a lot the fracking process overwhelmingly oppose it.
At the same time, the survey reveals that 83% and 76% of the British public support Solar and Onshore Wind energy projects, despite government policies kneecapping the renewables industry.
Responding to the survey, Keith Taylor, Green MEP for the South East, said:
"It is dumbfounding that we have a government so ideologically committed to hastening the climate breakdown by forcing destructive fracking on communities across the country, despite the lack of public support for the industry."
"What does it say about the Conservatives' commitment to the big issue we face as a planet that, in the face of massive support for onshore wind and solar power, the government is pursuing policies designed to kneecap progress in those sectors? The government are a cadre of climate charlatans. Why won't they listen to the will of the people?"
"We must urgently put an end to fracking in England and invest in the renewable energy industry we need to protect our future and the future of the natural world."