EU public opinion on energy related issues

By News Editor / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
A quarter of interviewees in a Eurobarometer report based on some 16,000 EU citizens accepts the idea of imposing stricter regulations on cars
Energy: issues, options and technologies, a Eurobarometer report based on some 16,000 EU citizens, suggests that while the need to implement energy saving measures is recognised, preference is given to measures that do not impose obligations on individuals.

Regarding transport, EU citizens underestimate the amount of energy used in transport, but a quarter of the interviewees accept the idea of imposing stricter regulations for cars.

In addition, 74% of interviewees agree that transport is largely responsible for climate change, and 53 % acknowledge that research on cleaner forms of transport is needed.

This goes in line with the 6th Framework Programme, which will provide 610 million Euro for sustainable transport systems.

Source: European Commission
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