Energy awareness in the United Kingdom - Statistics & Facts

In order to evaluate consumer awareness about energy in the United Kingdom in 2019, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) conducted the Energy and Climate Change Public Attitude Tracking Survey.

According to that survey, 65 percent of respondents expressed their concern about the UK becoming too dependent on energy from foreign countries. Other sources of worry included the supplies of fossil fuels not being sufficient to meet the UK's energy demand, with 58 percent of respondents expressing such concern. Additionally, 68 percent of respondents thought the UK was not investing fast enough in alternative sources of energy.

A different survey found that 45 percent of consumers spent between 701 and 1,200 British pounds on home energy in 2018. The same year, the total household spending on electricity reached roughly 1.77 million British pounds, whereas the expenditure on energy from gas totaled 14.1 million British pounds.

With regards to trusting energy companies, in 2018 most consumers expected their suppliers to charge a fair price, with respective shares of 65 percent and 66 percent for energy suppliers and gas suppliers.

Generally, respondents indicated their support for renewable energy developments in the United Kingdom. In 2019, 89 percent of respondents supported solar energy, while 80 percent expressed their support for onshore wind.

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Energy awareness in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Trust in energy companies

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