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More in Common: Britain’s ‘quiet majority’ want less talk and more action on green energy

20 April 2023

The image of Britain “split down the middle” on issues of local renewable development projects is not, according to research by More in Common, an accurate depiction of public opinion.

In focus groups with communities in two regions where green energy developments have been presented as contentious and controversial in local media, they report that:

“Most Brits are balancers, tired of the loudest voices dominating debates, and eager for us just to get on with it quietly, less talk, less fuss and more action.”

While renewable energy projects are often positioned as controversial, and do attract some loud minority opposition, these conversations suggested people were often not aware of planned developments, and were typically broadly supportive when offered the chance to reflect on them.

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  • Source: More in Common
  • Author: Conleth Burns
  • Date: 20th April 2023

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