Energy Price Initiatives

Apr 9, 2019

Q. To what extent do you approve or disapprove of the following measures which have been suggested as ways to keep power prices down?

  NET: Strongly / Somewhat approve NET: Strongly / Somewhat disapprove Strongly approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Strongly disapprove Unsure
End power privatisation, keeping Snowy hydro and other assets in public ownership 74% 9% 43% 31% 7% 2% 17%
Help households to install battery storage and solar panels with $2,000 and low cost finance 73% 14% 35% 37% 10% 5% 13%
Increase share of power generated from renewable energy to 50% 66% 16% 30% 35% 9% 7% 19%
  • 74% approve of the proposal to end power privatisation in order to keep energy costs down. A similar proportion (73%) approve of providing financial help for households to install battery storage and 66% approve of increased renewable power.
NET: Approve Total Vote Labor Vote Liberal / National Vote Greens NET: Vote Other
End power privatisation, keeping Snowy hydro and other assets in public ownership 74% 81% 75% 72% 78%
Help households to install battery storage and solar panels with $2,000 and low cost finance 73% 81% 70% 83% 72%
Increase share of power generated from renewable energy to 50% 66% 76% 61% 76% 60%
  • Each of the proposals has majority support among voters of all of the major political parties.