ICM Polling Results

Q1. How likely would you be to support a wind turbine in your locality - i.e. within 2 miles of your home?

 

 

All

2016

Net likely

52%

2015

 

53%

 

 

 

2016

Net unlikely

18%

2015

 

19%

 

Q1. How likely would you be to support a solar farm in your locality - i.e. within 2 miles of your home?

 

 

All

2016

Net likely

61%

2015

 

65%

 

 

 

2016

Net unlikely

11%

2015

 

10%

 

Q3. How likely would you be to support local renewable energy projects, including wind turbines, if they were owned and controlled by the community, with the profits benefitting the community?

 

 

All

2016

Net likely

67%

2015

 

67%

 

 

 

2016

Net unlikely

8%

2015

 

7%

 

Q4. Do you think the Government should do more to help local communities generate their own energy, with profits staying in the area?

 

 

All

2016

Yes

78%

2015

 

78%

 

 

 

2016

No

6%

2015

 

7%

 

Q5. Do you think the Government should change its mind and once again offer tax relief to those individuals who take the risk of investing in community energy?

 

 

All

2016

Yes

57%

 

 

 

2016

No

12%

 

Q6. Would you be prepared to pay a small 25p surcharge each year on your energy bill to fund a massive expansion of community energy, with the profits staying in the local area?

 

 

All

2016

Yes

68%

 

 

 

2016

No

15%

 

Q7. Energy suppliers generate profits from their activities in the UK. Where should these profits go?

 

 

All

2016

Profits should go back to the customers who pay for supply

41%

2015

 

33%

2016

Profits should go back to the communities who generate energy

23%

2015

 

18%

2016

Profits should be used to transform the UK into a low-carbon economy and fight climate change

20%

2015

 

23%

2016

Profits should go back to shareholders and banks who provide investment

10%

2015

 

8%

2016

Profits should be used to tackle the UK's energy inefficient homes

6%

2015

 

12%