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    For the full Energy Matrix survey “Are We Ready for Energy Change ?” click here.

    ENERGY POLL #2 : PRICES

    Q1. Do you follow stories in the media
    about energy prices ?
    Q2. Do you think that we may have
    to get used to higher energy prices ?
    Q3. Would you be happy to pay
    more for energy ?
    Q4. Will you make plans to change the
    way you use energy in response
    to any price changes ?
    Q5. Do you think that energy
    can be kept affordable ?

    ENERGY POLL #3 : PEAK OIL

    Q1. How often do you read press reports
    that discuss disruption in the
    supply of crude oil ?
    Q2. Do you think there may be a reduction
    in the range of foreign produce available
    in supermarkets ?
    Q3. Would you be happy to change your
    lifestyle in the event of fuel scarcity ?
    Q4. Do you have plans to change your private
    or business travel options ?
    Q5. Do you think that we will still
    drive privately-owned vehicles
    in future ?

    ENERGY POLL #4 : PEAK COAL

    Q1. Have you heard any news that mentioned
    strong global competition for coal supplies ?
    Q2. Do you think we might have to get
    used to rising coal prices ?
    Q3. Would you welcome coal becoming less
    economic for electricity generation ?
    Q4. Would you consider changing your
    electricity supplier to a company that
    burns less coal ?
    Q5. Do you think that domestic coal
    production can bridge potential gaps
    in imports ?

    ENERGY POLL #5 : COAL POWER

    Q1. Do you pay attention to environmental campaigns against coal mining
    or coal power stations ?
    Q2. Do you acknowledge the concerns about pollution from burning coal ?
    Q3. Would you support the closure of coal-fired power stations ? Q4. Would you be prepared to have a biomass gasification plant in your town to replace a closing coal plant ?
    Q5. Do you think that there will be environmental problems whichever kind of power generation we use ?

    ENERGY POLL #6 : NATURAL GAS

    Q1. Have you seen any news stories
    about discoveries of Natural Gas
    deep under the sea ?
    Q2. Are you concerned that Natural Gas may be getting harder to find ?
    Q3. Would you support laws to halt
    the practice of venting and flaring
    Natural Gas from oil wells ?
    Q4. Would you be prepared to use electricity for heating instead of Natural Gas ?
    Q5. Do you think that new technology will
    make it easier and cleaner to
    produce more Natural Gas ?

    ENERGY POLL #7 : UNCONVENTIONAL FOSSIL FUELS

    Q1. How often do you find articles in the press
    about “unconventional” energy, which
    includes shale gas, Arctic oil and
    tar sands ?
    Q2. Do you think the world will need to exploit all sources of fossil fuels, regardless of their quality ?
    Q3. Are you keen to see more vehicle fuel being produced from non-fossil sources ? Q4. Would you be prepared to buy a replacement vehicle with lower fuel consumption ?
    Q5. Do you think that price rises for complex resources of oil and gas can be kept to a minimum ?

    ENERGY POLL #8 : RENEWABLE GAS

    Q1. Have you heard reports about how
    vehicles can run on compressed
    Renewable Gas made from animal and
    plant waste ?
    Q2. Do you think we will need to give up using petrol and diesel burning cars in cities for air quality reasons ?
    Q3. Are you keen to see cleaner-burning engines in vehicles ? Q4. Would you be ready to save money to buy a new compressed gas car ?
    Q5. Do you think that compressed gas cars
    could have the same performance and
    economy as diesel and petrol cars ?

    ENERGY POLL #9 : NUCLEAR POWER

    Q1. How often do you notice news coverage about nuclear power plants ? Q2. Do you think we will need to admit that ageing nuclear reactors pose significant risks ?
    Q3. Would you be happy to see plans for new nuclear power plants abandoned ? Q4. Have you switched, or will you consider switching electricity supplier, to an energy company that sells renewable power ?
    Q5. Do you think we can replace the nuclear power stations scheduled for closure with renewable energy ?

    ENERGY POLL #10 : SOLAR AND WIND POWER

    Q1. How often do you see news about the global rise in solar and wind power ? Q2. Do you think that campaigners will need to drop their resistance to wind turbines ?
    Q3. Would you be happy to have more
    solar roofs in your area ?
    Q4. Are you considering, or do you already have, a solar panel or a wind turbine at home ?
    Q5. Do you think the energy companies
    can install enough wind and solar
    power to meet the UK’s renewable
    energy targets ?

    ENERGY POLL #11 : ENERGY CONSERVATION

    Q1. How frequently do you hear information about energy being wasted at home and in offices and public buildings ? Q2. Do you think that energy conservation will help with meeting carbon emissions targets ?
    Q3. Do you think that insulation, draught exclusion and efficient machines are desirable ways to save energy ? Q4. Have you or will you take energy conservation measures at home, such as adding roof insulation ?
    Q5. Do you think that energy conservation services can make a profit for energy companies ?