Essential Report

Subsidising renewable energy

Oct 23, 2017

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the Government’s decision to phase out subsidies for renewable energy by 2020?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Total approve 32%   24% 47% 19% 23%
Total disapprove 41%   47% 29% 62% 52%
Strongly approve 11%   7% 17% 3% 8%
Approve 21%   17% 30% 16% 15%
Disapprove 23%   26% 22% 23% 25%
Strongly disapprove 18%   21% 7% 39% 27%
Don’t know 28%   29% 24% 18% 25%

 

32% approved of the Government’s decision to phase out subsidies for renewable energy by 2020 and 41% disapproved.

Those more likely to approve were Liberal National voters (47%) and men (40%).

62% of Greens voters and 52% of other voters disapproved.

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