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Opposition LMP has concluded a “Green Consultation”, and said an “overwhelming majority” of respondents had agreed with the party’s proposals towards a green transition. Deputy group leader Máté Kanász-Nagy told a press conference on Thursday that 95% of respondents agreed with the party’s proposal that the government should launch a national home insulation programme “as soon as possible”. Currently, only some 20% of residential buildings are insulated, barely a quarter of the ratio in Austria, he said.
Fully 91.8% agreed with the party’s proposal to withdraw legislation curbing the construction of wind turbines, and 91.5% agreed with scrapping the fees on solar panels, he said. Some 72.3% of respondents “said yes” to a comprehensive public transport “climate pass” encouraging the use of public transport rather than cars, and the same proportion agreed that the contract to upgrade the Paks nuclear plant should be scrapped, he said. “Unlike the government’s consultation designed to deflect responsibility”, LMP was looking for answers to “real” issues such as energy and climate crisis and energy poverty, Kanász-Nagy said.