Public opinion favours renewables over nuclear

Australians want to see greater investment in renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, and cuts in the amount of coal used to generate electricity, a 2007 survey of 1200 Australians found. Support for nuclear power came a distant last. The Australian Research Group (2007) poll found 91% support for installing more solar panels, 82% support for more wind farms, 78% support for energy efficiency, and 33% support for nuclear power.

A 2009 poll of 1200 Australians found that 80% of those polled said that the government should give priority to renewables while only 15% favoured priority being given to developing nuclear power. (Clean Energy Council, 2009.)