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Survey reveals UK likely to pay higher energy bill for greener initiatives

A survey commissioned by The Economy Radiator Company has revealed that a significant number of people in the UK would be willing to pay a little more for their domestic energy if it was from a greener source.

Those in Northern Ireland were particularly keen on the idea. One in eight was prepared to pay 10 per cent more if necessary.

Men and women who said they would consider greener energy initiatives if their budget allowed it were more prevalent in the 25-34 (65.1 per cent) and 55-64 (63.3 per cent) age brackets.

It would appear that people in the East Midlands are the most environmentally conscious, according to the survey results, with 69.2 per cent of people in the area saying they would install green energy options in their homes if their budget allowed it.

In recent times, there have been a considerable number of headlines about the practice of fracking, and in the UK the subject would appear to divide opinions.

In Northern Ireland, more than 83 per cent of people wouldn’t consider looking for an alternative to fracking, although this figure drops to less than 55 per cent in Scotland.

The findings suggest people in the 55-64 age group are wariest of all about this issue.

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