Renewable Energy Target

Jul 15, 2014

Q. The Renewable Energy Target scheme encourages investment in renewable energy by requiring electricity retail companies to purchase a certain amount of renewable energy each year. By the year 2020, at least 20% of electricity must come from renewable resources.

Do you think this target of 20% renewable energy by 2020 is too high, too low or about right?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote

other

 

Feb 14

Too high

13%

9%

20%

5%

15%

13%

Too low

29%

33%

18%

64%

35%

25%

About right

36%

38%

42%

18%

30%

39%

Don’t know

22%

20%

19%

14%

20%

23%

36% think the current renewable energy target is about right, 29% think it is too low and 13% think it is too high. Since this question was asked in February, those thinking it is too low increased 4 points and those thinking it is about right declined 3 points.

64% of Greens voters, 33% of Labor voters and 38% of those with university education think it is too low.