Renewable energy target

Jun 3, 2013

Q. Australia currently has a target of having 20 per cent of our energy generated from renewable resources (e.g. hydro, solar, wind farms, geothermal) by 2020. Do you think this target is too high, not high enough or about right?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Not high enough

40%

47%

31%

67%

Too high

11%

6%

19%

7%

About right

33%

36%

33%

17%

Don’t know

16%

11%

17%

9%

40% think that the 2020 target of 20% renewable energy is not high enough, 33% think it is about right and 11% think it is too high.

Those most likely to think it is not high enough were Greens voters (67%), Labor voters (47%), aged 18-24 (45%) and aged 55+ (45%).

19% of Liberal/National voters and 17% of men thought it was too high.

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