Carbon Capture and Storage

Jun 14, 2017

Q. Do you think that coal generation with 100% “capture and storage”, where carbon emissions from burning coal are captured and stored underground, should be considered a “low emission” energy source under a low emissions target?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other
Yes 27%   25% 36% 16% 28%
No 29%   35% 19% 55% 28%
Don’t know 44%   39% 45% 29% 44%

 

27% thought carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) should be considered as a “low emission” energy source under a low emissions target, and 29% did not.

Those most likely to think CCS should be considered a low emission energy source were Liberal/National voters (36%), men (33%) and those aged 65+ (33%).

Those most likely to think CCS should not be considered a low emission energy source were Greens voters (55%), 18-24 year olds (37%), and South Australians (35%).

The largest proportion (44%) did not know if CCS should be considered a low emission source.