Conservative electorates back a switch to 100% renewables by 2030 and a global moratorium on new coal mines, according to new ReachTEL polling commissioned by The Australia Institute.
A moratorium on new coal mines is backed by voters in heartland conservative Liberal and National party seats.
Most voters in former Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s electorate want him to retire at the next election, according to new polling conducted by ReachTEL for The Australia Institute as part of research about tax and climate change issues.
Originally published in the Australian Financial Review - here.
The differences between rugby league and rugby union, like the differences between the disciplines of economics and finance, can seem obscure to those who aren't fans of either. Subtle though they may be, small differences can have big impacts on the end result. Indeed, those small differences help explain why, despite the record-low coal price, there are 50 new coal mines being proposed in Australia.
A new report by The Australia Institute outlines a solution to the twin problems of incentives for retirement of coal fired generation and funding rehabilitation liabilities.