Power prices

Sep 5, 2017

Q. Who or what do you mostly blame most for rising power prices?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Private power companies trying to maximise profits 49%   50% 53% 47% 54%   49% 50% 44% 54% 51%
The Turnbull Government for failing to have a long-term energy plan 22%   31% 11% 31% 23%   24% 20% 23% 21% 21%
Environmentalists for pushing for action on climate change 9%   4% 16% 5% 10%   11% 6% 7% 8% 11%
Renewable energy companies for producing higher-cost power 5%   3% 7% 6% 3%   5% 5% 4% 4% 8%
Don’t know 15%   12% 13% 11% 9%   11% 18% 22% 13% 9%

 

49% think private power companies trying to maximise profits are most to blame for rising power prices and 22% think the Turnbull Government is most to blame. 9% blame environmentalists pushing for action on climate change and only 5% blame renewable energy costs.

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