Feb 25, 2014

Essential: voters back RET, not so happy about Qantas

Voters back the current Renewable Energy Target, today's Essential Report shows, while they rate the government poorly across most issues.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

The Renewable Energy Target is strongly supported by voters, today’s Essential Report has found, with 39% of voters believing the current target of 20% renewable energy by 2020 is about right, and 25% believing it is too low. Just 13% of voters believe the target is too high.

The results come in the wake of the government’s appointment of climate sceptic business figure Dick Warburton to “review” the target, with the expectation the government is preparing to reduce or abandon it altogether. Voter support for the current target is bipartisan, with 41% of Liberal voters and 40% of Labor voters saying the RET is about right.

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2 thoughts on “Essential: voters back RET, not so happy about Qantas

  1. CML

    Looks like the Nielsen poll taken two weeks ago is the ‘rogue’ one. With Newspoll and, to a lesser extent, Essential showing the Labor party ahead on 2PP results, Nielsen doesn’t quite fit the bill!
    Fast approaching only 2 1/2 years to go until the next federal election. Roll on 2016! It can’t come soon enough!!

  2. Electric Lardyland

    Yes, CML, it’s strange that Bolt, Jones and their ilk, don’t seem to be calling for an immediate election.

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