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.
Originally published in the Australian Financial Review - here.
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