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Eurobarometer survey confirms public support for energy policy objectives.

Analyze • Nikolay Chavdarov •
Eurobarometer survey confirms public support for energy policy objectives.

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 investing and developing clean energy technologies, ensuring that costs are as low as possible and stepping up international efforts to reduce climate change. In a series of a separate questions about the EU Energy Label, the survey confirms that 93% of the population recognise the label and that 79% of Europeans have been influenced by this label when purchasing an appliance – presumably leading them to buy an appliance which is more energy efficient.