News Digest Item
18 Oct 2016

“This is how the population sees the Energiewende”

University of Stuttgart / University of Münster / Fraunhofer ISI, ISE

A majority of the German population generally supports the Energiewende, but there are different “acceptance groups” to be made out, according to a report on a survey conducted in 2015 by the Universities of Stuttgart and Münster in cooperation with Fraunhofer ISI and ISE. 29 percent of participants could be classified as energy transition “supporters”, 29 percent as having ambivalent opinions (“undecided”), another 27 percent as “critics” and 15 percent as NIMBYs. Four factors were central to how people viewed the energy transition and how willing they were to invest in the project: trust in actors like utilities or the federal government, benefit-risk calculations, acceptance of the relevant technology, and fairness.

Find the press release in German here and the survey report in German here.

For a collection of survey results check out the CLEW factsheet Polls reveal citizens' support for Energiewende.

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