Renewable Energy Target

Mar 24, 2015

Q. The Renewable Energy Target scheme encourages investment in renewable energy by requiring electricity retail companies to purchase a certain amount of renewable energy each year. By the year 2020, at least 20% of electricity must come from renewable resources.

Do you think this target of 20% renewable energy by 2020 is too high, too low or about right?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote

other

 

Feb 14

Jul 14

Too high

8%

7%

11%

5%

9%

13%

13%

Too low

33%

43%

19%

61%

33%

25%

29%

About right

32%

29%

42%

25%

29%

39%

36%

Don’t know

27%

22%

28%

9%

29%

23%

22%

32% think the current renewable energy target is about right, 33% think it is too low and 8% think it is too high. Since this question was asked in July, those thinking it is too low increased 4 points and those thinking it is too high declined 5 points.

61% of Greens voters and 43% of Labor voters think it is too low.

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