Germans support energy transition but resent rising power prices – survey
A survey of more than 7,500 German households in summer 2017 found that 84 percent approved of support for renewable energy and two thirds supported a coal exit, researchers from Rhineland-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI Essen) write. Support has remained high since a previous survey in 2016. However, a majority are unwilling to pay more for renewable power than electricity from conventional sources. Possible reasons for this could be that many households regard the transition to renewable power as too expensive and the distribution of costs unfair, the authors write.
Read the study in German here.
Find a CLEW factsheet on Energiewende surveys here.