Electricity costs

Aug 4, 2015

Do you think a 50% renewable target will mean higher or lower electricity costs?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Approve 50% target Dis-approve 50% target
Higher costs 51% 45% 67% 42% 48% 48% 82%
Lower costs 18% 22% 11% 25% 19% 24% 10%
Much higher costs 24% 12% 42% 8% 27% 13% 71%
A little higher costs 27% 33% 25% 34% 21% 35% 11%
A little lower costs 12% 14% 8% 16% 15% 16% 5%
Much lower costs 6% 8% 3% 9% 4% 8% 5%
Make no difference to costs 11% 13% 8% 20% 13% 14% 5%
Don’t know 19% 20% 14% 14% 19% 15% 3%

51% think that a 50% renewable target will mean higher electricity costs and 18% think it will mean lower costs. 11% think it will make no difference.

Of those who approve the Labor Party’s 50% renewable target 48% think it will mean higher electricity costs and 24% think it will mean lower costs – although only 13% think it will mean much higher costs.

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