Essential Report

Carbon emissions trading scheme

Apr 4, 2017

Q. Do you support or oppose introducing a carbon emissions trading scheme in the electricity sector to provide more incentive for investing in renewable energy and low-carbon electricity?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total support 51%   61% 46% 85% 41%
Total oppose 20%   13% 27% 4% 38%
Strongly support 21%   27% 14% 64% 12%
Support 30%   34% 32% 21% 29%
Oppose 12%   9% 18% 3% 16%
Strongly oppose 8%   4% 9% 1% 22%
Don’t know 29%   27% 28% 11% 20%

 

51% support introducing a carbon emissions trading scheme in the electricity sector and 20% oppose.

 

Those most likely to support a carbon emissions trading scheme were Labor voters (61%), Greens voters (85%) and university educated (59%).

Those most likely to oppose were Liberal/National voters (27%) and aged 55+ (31%).

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