Winds of Change? Attitudes toward Renewable Energy Policy in Mauritius

"Most Mauritians support a move toward renewable energies even if it will raise their electricity bills, a good starting point for the government’s decarbonization strategy. Support for clean energy is particularly strong among better-educated, employed, economically better-off, younger, and male citizens. Regular consumption of news from social media, the Internet, and newspapers appears to be associated with stronger support for investment in clean energy. The same is not true of regular TV and radio news consumption, a finding that may point to opportunities for further public education as policy makers develop climate-change and renewable-energy policy strategies."