New survey reveals that only 8% are opposed
If you’ve been reading the tabloid headlines or the ravings of the climate denial hacks employed by the Telegraph and the Mail then no doubt you think wind power has had its day.
‘The tide has turned’ scream the turbophobic headlines as Donald Trump marches on Holyrood to save ‘Scatland’ . A mob of unruly Tory backbenchers, fearful of being poked in the eye by a turbine in their rural retreats, clamour for a moratorium on wind development. Barker caves in and announces no new onshore wind.
So is this a victory for public opinion? Well, not according to figures published today in an Ipsos Mori poll. When asked: “to what extent are you in favour of or opposed to the use of wind power in the UK” 66% of Britons were in favour and just 8% against.
For those who have been watching the sickening influence of a small number of highly organised climate change deniers on policy it is a familiar story – the empty vessels who make the most noise and are most adept at manipulating the media have an effect out of all proportion to their representation. In fact less than 8% of us oppose the use of wind power in the UK.