Almost 50% of UK consumers would buy green energy 4th March, 2013 Nick Boyle
According to a poll by market research firm Ipsos Mori, almost half of UK consumers would switch to a green electricity supply if the price was the same, Business Green has reported.
The figures may come as a surprise, as only two of those questioned have actually taken the time to switch supplier. Just 11% of the 1,017 said they would not make the switch to green electricity, while 43% were unsure.
The news comes as a new wind farm in the East of Scotland has been given the ‘go ahead’. The 68.4MW wind farm is subject to several conditions designed to reduce the environmental impacts and protect the surrounding wildlife.
The wind farm is the latest in a string of approved projects, as the UK continues to move towards a ‘greener’ future.
The Aikengall II wind farm will consist of 19 turbines, and is expected to produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of over 32,000 homes; displacing almost 77,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.