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Energy UK responds to new Government statistics on public attitudes to renewable energy

Responding to new Government statistics - published today - on increasing levels of public support for renewable energy, Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK said:

“It is great to see such high levels of public support for renewable energy. Renewables play an integral role in decarbonising our economy and keeping costs down for consumers and, as we have seen with this week's new record of coal-free generation, low carbon sources are providing even more of the country's power needs.

"The energy sector has made great strides in generating cleaner, greener electricity at ever-falling costs, but if we are to go further and faster it will be vital to continue those programmes which have successfully delivered change, including facilitating a route to market for the lowest cost renewables."

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