The lack of support in the UK for onshore cheap energy wind farms is largely the fault of energy companies and project developers, claims a new report from the government.
According to the report, developers are consistently failing to inform local communities of their plans or deliver better ways for regional homeowners to benefit more directly from having wind turbines nearby, reports the BBC.
As a result, they have not succeeded in earning the public's trust and over 150 local opposition groups across the UK are proving effective in preventing proposed projects from going ahead.
Professor Patrick Devine-Wright of Exeter University, lead author of the report, told the BBC: "The vast majority of people are in consent for renewable energy technologies. Developers need to think about the fact that in the main they don't trust them. They don't trust them at all."
He added that local communities should be involved with the planning of wind farms as early as possible and should have financial links with them.
Offshore wind farms are generally more popular as they have less visual impact.
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