Vic voters support renewables: poll

VICTORIANS want more investment in renewable energy, a poll commissioned by an activist group has found.

This article was found in The Australian. It can be found here.

A wind turbine.

Victorians want more investment in renewable energy, a poll by an activist group has found. Source: AAP

THE ReachTEL survey, commissioned by GetUp!, found 53 per cent of respondents thought it was “very important” for the state government to invest in renewable energy.

A further 25 per cent said it was “important”, while 21 per cent were indifferent or thought the issue was unimportant.Support for more investment was highest among Victorians intending to vote for Labor or the Greens (86 per cent) compared to 69 per cent for intending Liberal voters.”Victorians want renewable energy, it’s clear it’s important to them,” said GetUp! national director Sam McLean.”It’s time for candidates to step up and make a commitment to the environment.”The poll took in the views of 1,200 Victorian voters and was done on November 6.Victorians go to the polls on November 29.

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