Essential Report

Energy Sources

May 26, 2015

Q. Do you think Australia should put more emphasis, less emphasis or about the same emphasis as it does now on producing domestic energy from the following sources?

More emphasis

Same emphasis

Less emphasis

Don’t know

Sep 2014 More emphasis

Sep 2014 Less emphasis

Solar power

71%

14%

4%

11%

70%

3%

Wind

62%

20%

6%

12%

60%

8%

Hydro

55%

25%

4%

17%

46%

6%

Gas

22%

41%

20%

17%

23%

22%

Nuclear power

23%

25%

32%

21%

18%

41%

Coal

9%

25%

50%

16%

9%

53%

71% think Australia should put more emphasis on producing domestic energy from solar power and 62% think there should be more emphasis on wind power. A majority (50%) think there should be less emphasis on producing energy from coal.

There were few substantial differences since this question was asked in September, except for an increase for more emphasis on hydro power – up from 46% to 55%.

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