July 6, 2020
◼ Large part of the population support the expansion of photovoltaic and hydropower
Renewable energy is highly accepted in Austria.
This is shown in a joint study by the Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt, WU Wien, Wien Energie and Deloitte. Almost three quarters of the Austrians surveyed have a positive attitude towards the expansion of hydropower. The approval is even stronger for the installation of photovoltaic systems. For the study, more than a thousand people between the ages of 18 and 70 were asked about their attitude towards renewable energies. Two-thirds of those questioned also supported the expansion of wind power, but the approval here is declining compared to a previous study. The authors of the study say that wind power is still well received, but it is no longer as popular as it used to be - especially in the western states.