RenewableUK, the UK trade body that represents the wind, wave and tidal sector, has backed a new YouGov poll commissioned by the Sunday Times that welcomes financial support for wind and tidal power in the country.

According to several conservatives, labour, liberal democrats and UKIP voters, the government must continue to offer incentives to renewable technologies.

RenewableUK External Affairs director Jennifer Webber said that the poll represents that the voters value low carbon technologies and want financial support for renewable technologies, including wind and tidal power.

"With a recent study from Cardiff University showing that over 80% of people are worried about becoming overly dependent on energy from other countries, it’s important that confidence is retained for domestic low carbon producers.

"Wind provided enough power for the equivalent of 4.5 million homes last year and needs to play an increasing role in our electricity provision. If we press strongly on, as supporters of all political parties are urging, we can also build on our offshore and marine supply chain to create tens of thousands of jobs over the next decade," added Webber.

Around 65% of people think that the government is right to make investments in wind energy technology, while around 76% agree for tidal power.

Of the total voters, 79% of the Liberal Democrat support for wind and 91% announce support for tidal power.