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Orkney Renewable Energy Forum Energy Survey

Survey of adults in Orkney on behalf of the Orkney Renewable Energy Forum on the subject of energy and renewables.

Residents on Orkney generally support energy developments in Orkney, from an electricity grid upgrade to wind farm development. The vast majority of residents tend to be in favour of the Orkney Isles’ future wind developments competing with others in the UK for support from the Government.

Levels of support for the propositions tested are broadly consistent across age, gender and regional demographics, as well as home-ownership status and length of time lived in Orkney.

NET: Support

Renewable energy development

NET: Support

Electricity grid upgrade (Caithness to Orkney)

NET: Support

Wind farm development

NET: Agree

Orkney wind developments competing with others in UK for Govt support

89% 94% 70% 87%

Date Published: 31/01/2017

Categories: Energy | Public and communities | UK

Client: Orkney Renewable Energy Forum


ComRes interviewed 500 adults aged 18+ in Orkney via telephone between the 9th and 13th January 2017. Data were weighted according to age and gender. Data were also weighted based on the population of islands in Orkney. All figures are decimals but are rounded to whole numbers, so nets and totals may differ by +/-1 from figures calculated from whole numbers.

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