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Australians want higher renewable energy target, says poll

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A new survey has suggested that ordinary Australians want renewable energy to play a greater role in the country’s future.
The poll, conducted by Reachtel on behalf of Greenpeace, asked 3,999 Australians about their views on clean technologies and the cost of energy.
66.7 percent of those surveyed felt that renewables, such as wind and solar power, should receive more government support than fossil fuels.
A further 70 percent of respondents agreed that the government should “set an ambitious renewable energy target to help put downward pressure on electricity prices”.
“Australians want lower electricity prices and the way to achieve that is to get more renewables in the energy mix. The Australian people know it and expect governments to act on it”, Greenpeace Australia Pacific Head of Research (...)

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