Australian attitudes toward the renewable energy transition – Part 1: General attitudes


In 2023, CSIRO conducted one of Australia’s most comprehensive surveys of attitudes towards the energy transition and renewable infrastructure, surveying more than 6700 people in all states and territories, in capital cities and regional areas. Australians reported their top three priorities of the energy transition to be affordability, energy self-reliance, emissions reductions, with reliability being a close fourth.


ID:

3017

Authors:

Poruschi, Lavinia ; Scovell, Mitchell ; McCrea, Rod ; Walton, Andrea ; Gardner, John

Affiliations:

CSIRO

Year:

Month:

April

Resource Type:

Report

Subject:

Workforce
skills
education

Geographic Coverage:

Australia

Location:

Brisbane, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25919/55ec-nx45


Australia is transitioning to a low carbon energy system. This energy transition is transforming the way energy is generated, transmitted, stored, exported and used. Part of the extensive changes to our energy system is the roll out of large-scale infrastructure, which presents both challenges and opportunities for local communities and the wider public.

In 2023, CSIRO conducted one of Australia’s most comprehensive surveys of attitudes towards the energy transition and renewable infrastructure, surveying more than 6700 people in all states and territories, in capital cities and regional areas. The national survey, conducted in partnership with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, sought to better understand Australian attitudes toward the energy transition, and public perceptions about living near large-scale renewable energy infrastructure. 

Australians reported their top three priorities of the energy transition to be affordability, energy self-reliance, emissions reductions, with reliability being a close fourth.