The National Energy Foundation (NEF) have published the results of a survey of over 2,000 people, which investigates the level of knowledge and awareness of energy issues among the British public.
Key findings include:
Three in five (58%) British adults say that they feel well-informed about energy issues. Older people
and those from higher social grades (AB) are most likely to feel informed.
Most British adults say they would like to reduce their energy consumption, either because of the
financial cost of using energy (four in five, 81%) or because of the environmental impact (seven in
Three in five British adults say they know how much energy their home uses (58%). However, only
one in ten (11%) say the same of their place of work.
Two in five (41%) British adults know that the UK’s electricity supply comes mainly from fossil-fuel
combustion. This means that the majority (three in five, 59%) do not know the principal source of
the UK’s electricity supply.
For more of the surveys findings, visit: http://www.nef.org.uk/about-us/press-releases/energy-survey-raises-concerns-people-think-they-know-more-about-energy-issu