Deliberating emission reduction options: identifying public perceptions to CCS using the Information Choice Questionnaire methodology
The Australian results were similar to those found in the recent Dutch studies. Both countries show a preference for energy efficiency options and renewables, and oppose nuclear energy. Although the consequences of the different options for the Netherlands and Australia were quite different, the overall grades were similar in relative terms. The efficiency options, renewable sources and CCS score sufficient, while nuclear, coal to gas and the international trading scheme score insufficiently. From these results, a number of recommendations are derived for those attempting to improve understanding and perceptions around CCS and other low emissions technologies.