Q. As you may be aware, many of Australia’s coal-fired power stations are reaching the end of their operational lives and will soon need to be replaced.
Which of the following would you prefer that the government supported?
|Total||Gender||Age Group||Federal Voting Intention|
|Male||Female||18-34||35-54||55+||Labor||Liberal + National||Greens||TOTAL: Other|
|New coal-fired power stations||15%||19%||11%||15%||14%||15%||10%||20%||11%||24%|
|New gas-fired power stations||15%||21%||10%||13%||13%||19%||12%||20%||11%||13%|
|Renewable energy solutions (e.g. wind and solar)||70%||60%||79%||72%||73%||66%||78%||60%||78%||63%|
- The vast majority of people would prefer the Government supported renewable energy solutions ahead of coal or gas powered plants.
- 70% of people opted for renewable power, with just 15% each selecting gas and coal powered stations.
- The preference for renewables was across all gender, age and voting demographics.
- Those most supportive of renewable energy sources include women (79%), Labor voters (78%) and Greens voters (78%).The highest support for coal-fired power stations was among Coalition voters (20%), residents of NSW (20%) and people living in regional areas.
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