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.)