Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsThu, 16 Jul 2020 15:28:08 BST 90% of energy professionals think UK is not on track to hit net zero emissions by 2050, reveals survey 90% of energy professionals think UK is not on track to hit net zero emissions by 2050: An Energy Institute (EI) survey has found that nine out of ten energy professionals believe that the UK is not on target to reach net zero emissions by 2050. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/90percent-of-energy-professionals-think-UK-is-not-on-track-to-hit-net-zero-emissions-by-2050-reveals-survey-04662 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/90percent-of-energy-professionals-think-UK-is-not-on-track-to-hit-net-zero-emissions-by-2050-reveals-survey-04662 Government survey reveals regions leading the way with solar energy powering homes Government survey reveals regions leading the way with solar energy powering homes: A nationwide survey of households has shone light on those leading the way when it comes to green energy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-survey-reveals-regions-leading-the-way-with-solar-energy-powering-homes-04638 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-survey-reveals-regions-leading-the-way-with-solar-energy-powering-homes-04638 Concerns over climate change have doubled amongst UK adults since 2016, finds survey Concerns over climate change have doubled amongst UK adults since 2016: A survey has revealed that concerns over climate change have doubled amongst UK adults since 2016, with the number who are now 'very' or 'extremely worried' increasing from 19% (2016) to 40% in the latest survey (2019). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Concerns-over-climate-change-have-doubled-amongst-UK-adults-since-2016-finds-survey-04556 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Concerns-over-climate-change-have-doubled-amongst-UK-adults-since-2016-finds-survey-04556 Almost a fifth of social landlords have an energy strategy in place for becoming carbon neutral, reveals survey Almost a fifth of social landlords have an energy strategy in place for becoming carbon neutral: A survey of social landlords has found that 17.5% currently have an energy strategy for becoming carbon neutral in place. Breaking this down further, one in ten (10.9%) have implemented a strategy for the next ten years, while 6.4% have one in place for the coming five. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-a-fifth-of-social-landlords-have-an-energy-strategy-in-place-for-becoming-carbon-neutral-reveals-survey-04554 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-a-fifth-of-social-landlords-have-an-energy-strategy-in-place-for-becoming-carbon-neutral-reveals-survey-04554 Octopus Energy retains top spot in Which? customer satisfaction survey Octopus Energy retains top spot in Which? customer satisfaction survey: A survey for consumer group Which? measuring customer satisfaction across energy suppliers has found that relative newcomer, Octopus Energy has once again taken the top spot. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Octopus-Energy-retains-top-spot-in-Which-customer-satisfaction-survey-04545 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Octopus-Energy-retains-top-spot-in-Which-customer-satisfaction-survey-04545 Renewable energy is top choice for investors in 2020, reveals survey Renewable energy is top choice for investors in 2020: A survey asking UK investors where they are most likely to invest money in in 2020 has revealed green energy as the top choice. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Renewable-energy-is-top-choice-for-investors-in-2020-reveals-survey-04520 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Renewable-energy-is-top-choice-for-investors-in-2020-reveals-survey-04520 More than half smart meter owners polled have not changed their energy usage, reveals survey More than half smart meter owners polled have not changed their energy usage: A Daily Mail survey asking energy customers about their energy consumption and whether it has changed following the introduction of a smart meter has found that 53% report no change in their energy consumption. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-smart-meter-owners-polled-have-not-changed-their-energy-usage-reveals-survey-04509 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-smart-meter-owners-polled-have-not-changed-their-energy-usage-reveals-survey-04509 54% of utility professionals expect a cyber attack on their company’s critical infrastructure in the next 12 months, reveals survey 54% utility professionals expect a cyber attack on their company's critical infrastructure in the next 12 months: A piece of research has found that 54% of utility professionals expect their company's critical infrastructure to be targeted within the next year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/54percent-of-utility-professionals-expect-a-cyber-attack-on-their-companys-critical-infrastructure-in-the-next-12-months-reveals-survey-04461 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/54percent-of-utility-professionals-expect-a-cyber-attack-on-their-companys-critical-infrastructure-in-the-next-12-months-reveals-survey-04461 Nearly half UK adults pour oil and fats down the sink, reveals survey Nearly half UK adults pour oil and fats down sink: A survey has revealed that almost half UK adults (48%) admit to disposing of oils and fats down their kitchen sink - despite many knowing that this is a contributing factor to the formation of fatbergs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-UK-adults-pour-oil-and-fats-down-the-sink-reveals-survey-04450 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-UK-adults-pour-oil-and-fats-down-the-sink-reveals-survey-04450 Third of smart meter owners report problems with devices, according to poll Third of smart meter owners report problems with devices: A survey has revealed that one in three households who have a smart meter fitted have had problems with their device. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Third-of-smart-meter-owners-report-problems-with-devices-according-to-poll-04444 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Third-of-smart-meter-owners-report-problems-with-devices-according-to-poll-04444 Water Matters Survey finds 'gulf' between customer satisfaction for services and fairness of charges Water Matters Survey finds 'gulf' between high customer satisfaction with services and satisfaction over billing: An annual survey conducted by DJS Research for the Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has found what the consumer body describes as a 'gulf' between high customer satisfaction for services and poor satisfaction relating to fairness over charges. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Water-Matters-Survey-finds-gulf-between-customer-satisfaction-for-services-and-fairness-of-charges-04418 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Water-Matters-Survey-finds-gulf-between-customer-satisfaction-for-services-and-fairness-of-charges-04418 Support for renewable energy has reached a record high of 85%, reveals Government poll Support for renewable energy has reached a record high of 85%: An offical Government poll has revealed an increase in support for renewable energy. Eighty-five percent of respondents were in support of renewable energy according to the survey, an increase from 79% 12 months ago. The data was collected using face-to-face in-home interviews across 2,102 households. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Support-for-renewable-energy-has-reached-a-record-high-of-85percent-reveals-Government-poll-04364 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Support-for-renewable-energy-has-reached-a-record-high-of-85percent-reveals-Government-poll-04364 8 out of 10 respondents in support of renewable energy, according to poll Eight in ten respondents in support of renewable energy: A poll of 2,000 people in the UK has found 80% are in support overall of renewable energy sources ' with the most popular form of clean energy being solar energy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/8-out-of-10-respondents-in-support-of-renewable-energy-according-to-poll-04350 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/8-out-of-10-respondents-in-support-of-renewable-energy-according-to-poll-04350 Survey reveals smart meter problems faced by over half customers when switching energy suppliers Survey reveals smart meter problems faced by over half customers when switching energy suppliers: A survey by Which? has shed light on issues experienced by customers who have switched energy suppliers, with more than half reporting problems with smart meter compatibility. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-smart-meter-problems-faced-by-over-half-customers-when-switching-energy-suppliers-04335 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-smart-meter-problems-faced-by-over-half-customers-when-switching-energy-suppliers-04335 Energy company satisfaction ratings fall for second year running, reveals uSwitch poll Energy company satisfaction ratings fall for second year according to uSwitch poll: The annual satisfaction survey conducted by price comparison and switching service, uSwitch has found overall customer satisfaction has declined for the second year running from 74% to 72%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Energy-company-satisfaction-ratings-fall-for-second-year-running-reveals-uSwitch-poll-04323 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Energy-company-satisfaction-ratings-fall-for-second-year-running-reveals-uSwitch-poll-04323 'Big Six' beaten by small energy suppliers in latest Which? survey 'Big Six' beaten by small energy suppliers in latest Which? survey: The annual satisfaction survey by Which? has revealed smaller energy suppliers have performed better when it comes to customer satisfaction than the traditional 'Big Six'. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Big-Six-beaten-by-small-energy-suppliers-in-latest-Which-survey-04303 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Big-Six-beaten-by-small-energy-suppliers-in-latest-Which-survey-04303 59% not in support of wet wipe ban, according to survey 59% not in support of a wet wipe ban: Back in May, the national media was a hive of opinion following a DEFRA pledge to reduce avoidable plastic waste - which included single-use disposable wipes often used for removing make-up, domestic cleaning or cleaning up babies after a nappy change. At the time, a UK spokesperson for DEFRA said: "As part of our 25-year environment plan, we have pledged to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste, and that includes single-use products like wet wipes." However, a survey by Lanes Group PLC has found 59% of respondents would not be in support of a ban on disposable wipes. It also found that 31% admitted to flushing wipes down the toilet ' a major contributing factor to the blockage issues costing water companies millions every year. Water UK report that blockages in UK sewers add £100m to water bills annually - and it says wet wipes are the main problem. Fatbergs When it comes to fatbergs - the giant obstructions in our sewerage systems formed when non-biodegradable products fuse with fats, oil and grease (FOG) - the survey found 93% of the 1000 respondents polled said the public needs more education. The survey also revealed that almost half of those questioned (47%) admit to disposing of FOG down the kitchen sink, this is despite three quarters (75%) saying they were 'quite aware' or 'very aware' of the dangers of pouring such substances down the drain. Of all the wipes used by people in the UK, the survey highlighted antibacterial cleaning wipes as the most frequently used, with 52% saying they formed part of their cleaning routine, followed by baby wipes (44%). Respondents were most in support of eliminating cleaning wipes and moistened wipes sold as an alternative to toilet paper, while just 15% said they would support the Government banning baby wipes. 'Flushable' wipes The BBC reported earlier this month that no wet wipes have so far passed water industry tests for disintegration - despite being marketed as 'flushable'. While water companies blame wet wipes for expensive blockages, companies who make 'flushable' wipes insist that their tests are adequate and it is the non-flushable variety wreaking havoc in sewers. Michelle Ringland, Head of Marketing at Lanes for Drains, said: 'Disposable wipes should never ever be flushed down the toilet, even if they say 'flushable' on the packaging. The vast majority of them do not biodegrade easily and are usually made from polyester, containing millions of microfibers that are impregnated with chemicals." Since writing this insight it has been revealed (January 2109) that all wipes passing stringent industry tests will be able to display a 'fine to flush' logo (drawn up by the water industry) on product packaging. Michael Roberts of Water UK said: "This is an important step in the battle against blockages. We've all seen the impact of fatbergs, and we want to see fewer of them." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/59percent-not-in-support-of-wet-wipe-ban-according-to-survey-04268 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/59percent-not-in-support-of-wet-wipe-ban-according-to-survey-04268 UK water infrastructure rates highly in global survey UK water infrastructure rates highly in global survey: The UK's water infrastructure has scored highly in the Global Index Survey, judged the second-best infrastructure sector in the UK and ranked higher than the global average. The survey, for Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) polled 20,000 from 29 countries and looks at 10 infrastructure sectors including road networks, airports and energy. The UK's water and sewerage system was rated as the second best area in the UK of all the sectors, with 65% judging it to be 'good' or 'very good'. Airports took the top spot scoring 67%. After water and sewerage were motorways and major roads (54%), digital infrastructure (52%), the local road network (42%) and energy generation (39%). Nuclear infrastructure was 7th in the table at 36% and rail infrastructure including track and station performing less strongly with just a third of people rating the sector very or fairly good. Over half (54%) agreed that the rail infrastructure was 'fairly' or 'very poor', along with new housing supply - also at 54% When it comes to a worldview, Britain's water and sewerage system ranked higher than the global average of 52% and also the G8 average (57%). It fell below that of Germany (ranked highest at 75%), Czech Republic (73%), Saudi Arabia (70%), Australia (68%), Sweden (68%), and France (66%) and on a par with Canada (65%) and Malaysia (65%). Chief executive of Water UK, Michael Roberts said: "It's no coincidence that our water and sewerage infrastructure is rated so highly, given that water companies have invested £150 billion on improvements to the industry since privatisation.' Other findings... The survey also found that 73% of Brits believe that further investment in infrastructure is vital to Britain's future economic growth, however, 57% believe not enough is being done to improve the UK's needs relating to infrastructure. Over a third (36%) feel the area where they live is not getting a fair share UK infrastructure investment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-water-infrastructure-rates-highly-in-global-survey-04274 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-water-infrastructure-rates-highly-in-global-survey-04274 Survey reveals majority of Scottish people in support of renewable energy Survey reveals majority of Scottish people in support of renewable energy: The results of a poll for Scottish Renewables found that most Scottish people welcome the use and further development of renewable energy, with almost 8 in 10 in favour of supporting the next Scottish Government with any development plans. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-majority-of-Scottish-people-in-support-of-renewable-energy-04262 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-majority-of-Scottish-people-in-support-of-renewable-energy-04262 A third of UK businesses now producing their own electricity, survey reveals A third of UK businesses now producing their own electricity: Senior executives from a range of industries were polled in a survey conducted for The Economist, to gain an insight into their energy usage and strategies, and interest in self-generating. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-UK-businesses-now-producing-their-own-electricity-survey-reveals-04267 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-UK-businesses-now-producing-their-own-electricity-survey-reveals-04267