New polling of 1,421 Australians, released today by The Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program, shows voters would prefer to see governments increasing energy conservation rather than building new power stations.
Climate & Energy Program
The Australia Institute’s Climate & Energy Program says the demand response pilots announced by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) will reduce electricity prices for consumers.
“ARENA and AEMO have taken action to deliver security through innovation, something that should be welcomed by all sides,” Australia Institute executive director, Ben Oquist said.
“The ten demand response pilots will be a great boost to Australian innovation because they include technology by local start-ups Greensync, Reposit, Wattwatchers and Redback.
The Australia Institute’s new Climate & Energy Program has today released national polling showing 78% support for a Clean Energy Target (CET). 72% of Liberal and National Party voters support a CET. Just 11% of respondents did not want a CET.
“The public, industry, investors and experts are all crying out for some policy direction,” Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Ben Oquist said.
Most Australians support a Clean Energy Target and they want it to build renewables, including most voters for the Coalition and One Nation.
The Australia Institute surveyed 1,421 Australians in September 2017 about whether they supported a new Clean Energy Target.
National poll asked 1,421 Australians about the proposed Adani Carmichael coal mine.
The poll, conducted online for The Australia Institute through Research Now, in late September, before revelations about Adani’s corporate record were aired on 4 Corners on the 2nd of October.
More Australians oppose Adani’s mine than support it, and a huge majority oppose the proposed $1 billion subsidy via a taxpayer funded concessional loan.
The Australian gas industry's best hope is the Turnbull government's worst nightmare; a big increase in world prices for oil and gas. Santos and Origin executives lost billions of their shareholder's dollars when they bet $60 billion worth of gas export facilities in Gladstone on a world oil price of around $US100. They lost. The price now hovers around $US55.
[First published by the Australian Financial Review - read here]
Australia has plenty of cheap gas. The problem is private companies are selling it all overseas, writes principal adviser at The Australia Institute Mark Ogge.
[This article was first published by Crikey - here]
A new national poll on gas issues shows voters overwhelming support state fracking moratoriums and blame exports for gas price rises.
A survey of 1,421 Australian residents, conducted by The Australia Institute through Research Now between 17 and 26 September 2017, showed twice as many support (49%) a moratorium on fracking than oppose it (24%). (see table 1 below)
Additionally, respondents were asked if their state should increase its renewable energy target. Three quarters of respondents (74%) support an increased RET, and just 17% opposed.
Polling of over 1,000 voters in the Deputy Prime Minister’s electorate of New England shows strong support for renewable energy investment over coal.
The results were similar in the electorate of Hughes, currently occupied by one of the most pro-coal members of the Coalition, Craig Kelly.
“60 per cent of voters in New England think the Turnbull government should introduce a Clean Energy Target,” Deputy Director of The Australia Institute, Ebony Bennett said.
The Australia Institute’s new Climate & Energy Program has released the National Energy Emissions Audit. The Audit, compiled by renowned energy specialist Dr Hugh Saddler, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date indication of key greenhouse gas and energy trends in Australia.
“The report finds, disturbingly, that Australia’s annual emissions from energy use have increased to their highest ever level, higher than the previous peak seen eight years ago, in 2009,” Dr Saddler said.