Coal vs renewables – Government priorities

Jul 21, 2015

Q. And which of the following statements do you think is closer to the Federal Government’s current position?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

The Government prioritises the coal industry over the renewable energy industry

49%

59%

38%

81%

51%

The Government prioritises the renewable energy industry over the coal industry

12%

10%

16%

10%

8%

The Government treats both industries equally

13%

9%

20%

18%

Don’t know

27%

23%

26%

9%

23%

49% of respondents agree more with the statement that the Government prioritises the coal industry over the renewable energy industry and only 12% think they prioritise the renewable energy industry over the coal industry. 13% think they treat both industries equally.

Those most likely to think the Government prioritises the coal industry were Greens voters (81%) and Labor voters (59%).