Special Eurobarometer report 492: Europeans attitudes on EU energy policy

13-09-2019
European Union
Special Eurobarometer report 492: Europeans attitudes on EU energy policy

Nine out of 10 Europeans agree that the EU’s energy policy priorities should be to ensure secure, clean, and affordable energy for all Europeans – the main pillars of the EU’s energy union - according to a new Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission today.

In terms of EU energy policy, the survey shows public acknowledgement for its role in shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources to combat climate change, decreasing energy consumption across the EU and facilitating more competitive prices for consumers.

And for the next 10 years, respondents supported the EU to prioritise i) investing and developing clean energy technologies, ii) ensuring that costs are as low as possible and iii) stepping up international efforts to reduce climate change.