Under 25% think biomass should be renewable source: Electricity generated by burning wood from forests is thought by fewer than a quarter of brits that it should be classified as ‘renewable energy‘.

A recent poll by YouGov has found, which suggests support of this source of energy as part of the UK’s renewable energy strategy is disagreed by a total of 55% of people.

Around 8 out of 10 of Britons also suggest by investing in other energy sources, the UK should aim to preserve recent improvements in air quality reported during the lockdown, with wind and solar being the most popular options.

The government should promote biomass using British forest wood has the support of just 8% of the public, with just 3% believing the government should subsidise companies that burn wood sourced from forests overseas.

A Senior Advocate with Natural Resources Defence Council, Sasha Stashwick said: “The views of the public are clear: Burning wood for electricity is both unpopular and destructive.

“It’s time for the government to end the wasteful subsidies for this polluting industry, especially when people don’t even consider it to be renewable energy. In this respect, our data shows a striking disconnect between government policy and public opinion.”

Under 25% think biomass should be renewable source

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