New poll reveals what Carlisle residents think of renewable energy

Marketing Means has carried out a survey of more than 500 Carlisle City Council residents to explore residents’ attitudes towards renewable energy projects.

The survey was commissioned by REG Windpower, a company which is proposing to build six wind turbines at Hallburn Farm, 4km to the east of Longtown, Cumbria.

In May 2014, our telephone research team interviewed 501 Carlisle residents from across the local authority area – including 91 from the CA6 postcode which includes the Hallburn site.

  •   When asked specifically about the Hallburn Farm proposal, nearly two-thirds of those polled (62%) said that they were in favour of a wind farm on this site, while 27% stated they opposed the project.
  • Two-thirds (66%) of residents across the council area answered that they were ‘in favour of wind turbines as a source of clean energy.’
  • More than half (52%) of the residents living in the CA6 postcode area, and therefore closer to the proposed site, said they were in favour (44%) or neutral (8%) towards the proposals.

Marketing Means’ research meets the Company Partner Quality Commitment of the Market Research Society.  A full breakdown of the survey’s findings is available to view or download here: Hallburn Windfarm – May2014 Tables v1

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