Attitudes to Energy System Change Report

A new report from the Understanding Risk research group at Cardiff University, recently launched at
the Royal Society of London on 16th July 2013, shows that the British public overwhelmingly supports
a move away from fossil fuels towards a greater reliance on renewable energy production and a
reduction in energy use. The research also describes for the very first time a set of values that
underlie preferences for energy system change. We conclude that energy policies which are not
broadly in line with these values, particularly in relation to the longer term trajectories of
change, are likely to encounter significant public concern or resistance.[cvl], Carl Lavery

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The work arises from a major 30 month project using novel deliberative and survey methodologies to
explore British public views on ‘whole system energy transformation’ and was funded by the UK
Energy Research Centre (