Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsWed, 19 Jun 2024 22:12:46 BST New research shows the majority of the UK is open to net zero changes New research shows the majority of the UK is open to net zero changes: Findings taken from a recent ICE and APPGI policy paper has revealed that most of the UK public is amenable to the behavioural changes needed to achieve the country's net zero targets, with 57% of respondents open to change. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-research-shows-the-majority-of-the-UK-is-open-to-net-zero-changes-05604 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-research-shows-the-majority-of-the-UK-is-open-to-net-zero-changes-05604 63% of UK energy groups plan moves to more sustainable markets, survey finds 63% of UK energy groups plan moves to more sustainable markets: A recent survey has found that over 6 in 10 (63%) UK energy groups plan moves to 'more sustainable' markets, with many having already moved to new markets that are 'more supportive of their sustainability goals'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/63percent-of-UK-energy-groups-plan-moves-to-more-sustainable-markets-survey-finds-05599 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/63percent-of-UK-energy-groups-plan-moves-to-more-sustainable-markets-survey-finds-05599 68% of people polled in global survey are in favour of solar energy 68% of people polled in global survey are in favour of solar energy: A global survey has revealed a significant preference for solar energy among over two-thirds of the world's population (68%). This preference stands in stark contrast to the notably lower public support for fossil fuels, with just 14% in favour. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/68percent-of-people-polled-in-global-survey-are-in-favour-of-solar-energy-05582 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/68percent-of-people-polled-in-global-survey-are-in-favour-of-solar-energy-05582 41% of heating installers are now installing renewables, finds survey 41% of heating installers are now installing renewables: A survey conducted by Polypipe Building Products has revealed several key findings about the attitudes and behaviours of domestic heating installers towards renewable energy, with 41% of installers who historically have focused on oil and/or gas installations now installing renewables. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/41percent-of-heating-installers-are-now-installing-renewables-finds-survey-05576 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/41percent-of-heating-installers-are-now-installing-renewables-finds-survey-05576 61% of Brits would prefer utilities to be publicly owned and operated, finds poll 61% of Brits would prefer utilities to be publicly owned and operated, finds poll: A survey has found that 61% of the British public would rather see utilities companies publicly owned and operated, with 40% of these saying that this should be under all circumstances. The remainder said they would prefer public ownership but privatisation should happen under specific circumstances. On the other hand, 23% said utilities should be owned and operated privately. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/61percent-of-Brits-would-prefer-utilities-to-be-publicly-owned-and-operated-finds-poll-05486 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/61percent-of-Brits-would-prefer-utilities-to-be-publicly-owned-and-operated-finds-poll-05486 Survey of small businesses has uncovered a range of concerning practices encountered when dealing with energy brokers Survey of small businesses has uncovered a range of concerning practices encountered when dealing with energy brokers: A survey of small businesses in the UK has uncovered a number of unwanted practices amongst energy brokers including cold calling, impersonation of energy suppliers, concealment of commissions and pressuring businesses into unfavorable energy contracts. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-small-businesses-has-uncovered-a-range-of-concerning-practices-encountered-when-dealing-with-energy-brokers-05553 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-small-businesses-has-uncovered-a-range-of-concerning-practices-encountered-when-dealing-with-energy-brokers-05553 Scottish Water is found to be leading water company in latest performance poll Scottish Water is found to be leading water company in latest performance poll: Scottish Water has been revealed as the top water company in the latest performance survey by British Water. The company received an overall performance score of 8.1, scoring highly for contractual approach, collaboration and communication. In second and third places were Northumbrian Water (8.0) and Yorkshire Water (7.6). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-Water-is-found-to-be-leading-water-company-in-latest-performance-poll-05526 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-Water-is-found-to-be-leading-water-company-in-latest-performance-poll-05526 Utilities industries are experiencing the worst falls in annual leave being taken, finds survey Utilities industries are experiencing the worst falls in annual leave being taken: A study into annual leave being taken by employees across the UK has found that the total number of leave days being taken by employees has fallen in the last two years, with utilities industries being particularly affected. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utilities-industries-are-experiencing-the-worst-falls-in-annual-leave-being-taken-finds-survey-05458 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Utilities-industries-are-experiencing-the-worst-falls-in-annual-leave-being-taken-finds-survey-05458 Only 76% of Brits believe everyone should be able to afford their utility bills, survey finds Only 76% of Brits believe everyone should be able to afford their utility bills: A recent survey by YouGov has found that only 76% of Brits believe that everyone, no matter the circumstances, should be able to afford their utility bills. Additionally, only 73% of the country believes that all parents should be able to afford school uniforms for their children, with 6% believing it is acceptable to expect for people on an average salary or above. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Only-76percent-of-Brits-believe-everyone-should-be-able-to-afford-their-utility-bills-survey-finds-05484 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Only-76percent-of-Brits-believe-everyone-should-be-able-to-afford-their-utility-bills-survey-finds-05484 'Contributing to society' is top answer given by renewables employees when asked what has most impact on job satisfaction, finds survey 'Contributing to society' is top answer given by renewables employees when asked what has most impact on job satisfaction: A survey of energy professionals across five industry sub-sectors (oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals) has revealed that 49% of renewables employees believe that feeling that they are contributing to society has the most impact on their job satisfaction ' although this was most true for younger respondents (aged 35 and under). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Contributing-to-society-is-top-answer-given-by-renewables-employees-when-asked-what-has-most-impact-on-job-satisfaction-finds-survey-05345 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Contributing-to-society-is-top-answer-given-by-renewables-employees-when-asked-what-has-most-impact-on-job-satisfaction-finds-survey-05345 72% of business leaders want to advance sustainability initiatives but don't know how, finds survey 72% of business leaders want to advance sustainability initiatives but don't know how: A survey of top-level businesses leaders has revealed that 72% would like to advance their organisation's sustainability initiatives but do not know how best to go about it. This was an increase of seven percentage points since last year when 65% of survey participants said the same. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/72percent-of-business-leaders-want-to-advance-sustainability-initiatives-but-dont-know-how-finds-survey-05346 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/72percent-of-business-leaders-want-to-advance-sustainability-initiatives-but-dont-know-how-finds-survey-05346 Just one water company in England has maintained its 4-star rating in the latest EPA report Just one water company in England has maintained its 4-star rating in the latest EPA report: An annual report by the Environment Agency looking at the environmental performance of water and sewerage companies in England has revealed that just one company, Severn Trent Water, has maintained its 4-star rating. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-water-company-in-England-has-maintained-its-4-star-rating-in-the-latest-EPA-report-05451 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-water-company-in-England-has-maintained-its-4-star-rating-in-the-latest-EPA-report-05451 85% of market experts believe effective government policy has the greatest potential to accelerate energy transition 85% of market experts believe effective government policy has the greatest potential to accelerate energy transition: A survey has revealed that 85% of energy sector experts and industry leaders from around the globe believe that effective government policy has the greatest potential to accelerate energy transition. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/85percent-of-market-experts-believe-effective-government-policy-has-the-greatest-potential-to-accelerate-energy-transition-05412 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/85percent-of-market-experts-believe-effective-government-policy-has-the-greatest-potential-to-accelerate-energy-transition-05412 Survey reveals customer misconceptions of energy efficient home upgrades Survey reveals common customer misconceptions of energy efficient home upgrades: A survey of homeowners has revealed that many overestimate how much energy efficient upgrades would cost to install or fit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-customer-misconceptions-of-energy-efficient-home-upgrades-05414 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-customer-misconceptions-of-energy-efficient-home-upgrades-05414 Just under half UK businesses worried their business will not survive due to spiralling energy costs, finds survey Just under half UK businesses worried their business will not survive due to spiralling energy costs: A survey has revealed the plight of UK businesses trying to survive amid spiralling energy costs, with just under half (45%) of the business owners and senior decision makers polled saying they are worried that their business may not be able weather the storm. The survey by financial comparison site, NerdWallet polled 500 businesses, also revealing that a quarter of companies have had to make redundancies due to rising energy costs, with a a further 28% reporting that they have stopped employees sharing their devices in the workpace in a bid to conserve energy. In response to spriarling energy costs in 2022, 43% of respondents said they had increased their prices, with a further 8% planning to do so in the coming weeks and months. Respondents were asked about the measures they were taking as a buisness to reduce energy usuage and cut down on bills, with 68% saying they have changed to a hybrid working structure, and a third (32%) revealing they have fully moved to remote working. For respondents who revealed they have been unable to make up losses by increasing their prices, many have had to make further cuts elsewhere. More than two in five (43%) said they have cut budgets for staff training, while 38% said they have put a freeze on hiring new employees. Just over a third said they have tried to balance the books by downsizing their office. Connor Campbell, NerdWallet's business finance expert, said: 'When we conducted this survey, we perhaps expected to see some level of hardship reflected in the results. However, the amount of scaling back and budget cuts laid bare in this survey highlights just how much UK businesses are struggling to get to grips with the energy crisis." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-under-half-UK-businesses-worried-their-business-will-not-survive-due-to-spiralling-energy-costs-finds-survey-05269 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-under-half-UK-businesses-worried-their-business-will-not-survive-due-to-spiralling-energy-costs-finds-survey-05269 Overall satisfaction for both water and sewerage services falls significantly in 2022, finds survey Overall satisfaction for both water and sewerage services falls significantly in 2022: A survey of businesses in England and Wales has found that satisfaction has fallen overall for both water and sewerage services in 2022, compared to the previous survey (2020/21). The survey also questioned businesses about their overall satisfaction with retailer services, which was revealed to have remained 'stable'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Overall-satisfaction-for-both-water-and-sewerage-services-falls-significantly-in-2022-finds-survey-05322 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Overall-satisfaction-for-both-water-and-sewerage-services-falls-significantly-in-2022-finds-survey-05322 Two in five UK companies are concerned about the impact climate change may have on their business, finds survey Two in five UK companies are concerned about the impact climate change may have on their business: A survey has revealed that 39% of UK companies are 'very' or 'somewhat' concerned about the impact climate change may have on their business. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-in-five-UK-companies-are-concerned-about-the-impact-climate-change-may-have-on-their-business-finds-survey-05289 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-in-five-UK-companies-are-concerned-about-the-impact-climate-change-may-have-on-their-business-finds-survey-05289 Energy Security found to be 'most exciting' area of smart utility development, according to poll Energy Security found to be 'most exciting' area of smart utility development: A survey of senior professionals at utilities companies in the U.S. has revealed that energy security was found to be the 'most exciting' area of smart utility developments in the next 12 months. It ranked top with almost eight in 10 respondents citing it as the most exciting area (79%), followed by the 'development of smart buildings and infrastructure (75%) and weather and climate management systems (73%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Energy-Security-found-to-be-most-exciting-area-of-smart-utility-development-according-to-poll-05311 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Energy-Security-found-to-be-most-exciting-area-of-smart-utility-development-according-to-poll-05311 Water Mark assessment reveals customer satisfaction levels of water companies in 2022 Water Mark assessment reveals customer satisfaction levels of water companies in 2022: An annual survey by the Consumer Council for Water (CCW) has calculated consumer satisfaction levels of water companies in England and Wales for the third year running. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Water-Mark-assessment-reveals-customer-satisfaction-levels-of-water-companies-in-2022-05264 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Water-Mark-assessment-reveals-customer-satisfaction-levels-of-water-companies-in-2022-05264 Summer 2022 saw 38% less rainfall than the average over the last 20 years, study reveals Summer 2022 saw 38% less rainfall than the average over the last 20 years: A recently released study by the Office for National Statistics into weather patterns in 2022 has uncovered that the UK received 38% less rainfall between June and August than the average. In addition, Summer 2022 averaged temperatures of 1.1 degrees Celsius more than the average of the last 20 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Summer-2022-saw-38percent-less-rainfall-than-the-average-over-the-last-20-years-study-reveals-05263 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Summer-2022-saw-38percent-less-rainfall-than-the-average-over-the-last-20-years-study-reveals-05263