Q. An “emissions intensity scheme” and a “low emissions target” are two policy options which aim to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions.=
An emissions intensity scheme is designed to increase the cost of electricity production from high-emitting sources (like coal and gas) while decreasing the cost of less polluting sources (like renewables).
A low emissions target would expand the current Renewable Energy Target to include non-renewable electricity sources with emissions intensities below a certain limit. Depending on the emissions limit, this could include certain types of coal and gas technologies.
Which of the proposals would you prefer?
|Total||Vote Labor||Vote Lib/Nat||Vote Greens||Vote Other|
|Emissions intensity scheme (EIS)||20%||24%||14%||46%||12%|
|Low emissions target (LET)||45%||46%||51%||31%||48%|
45% preferred an LET, 20% preferred an EIS, and 36% did not know which proposal they preferred.
Those most likely to prefer an LET were those aged 65+ (51%), Liberal/National voters (51%) and those earning over $104k per year (50%).
Greens voters were the only demographic group which preferred an EIS to a LET, with 46% preferring an EIS.
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