The households are very inclined to reduce their energy consumption, but less are ready to invest in the insulation of their housing and in clean cars without subsidies. Thus, only 19% of them had insulation work done and only 6 % only acquired a cleaner car. 40% of the questioned people wish to benefit from tax reductions encouraging energy saving, and 36% are favorable to introduction of competition between energy suppliers.
The survey was asked by the European Parliament and carried out in February 2011. 26.836 interviews were carried out in the 27 Member States
(Newspress, May 10th 2011).