Government support for energy industries

Jul 21, 2015

Q. Do you think the Federal Government gives enough or not enough support to the following?

Gives enough support

Does not give enough support

Don’t know

The coal industry

60%

12%

28%

Wind farms

18%

56%

25%

Large scale solar

15%

55%

30%

Roof top solar

21%

57%

22%

60% think that the Federal Government gives enough support to the coal industry and a majority think they do not give enough support to roof top solar (57%), wind farms (56%) or large scale solar (55%).

A majority of all voter groups think the Government gives enough support to the coal industry.
A large majority of Labor and Greens voters think the Government does not give enough support to roof top solar (Labor 67%/Greens 79%), wind farms (71%/86%) or large scale solar (66%/82%).

Liberal/National voters were more divided but were more likely to think the Government does not give enough support to large scale solar (26% enough/42% not enough), roof top solar (33%/43%) or wind farms (34%/39%).