For Germany, lowering costs most important goal in energy transition
Lowering energy costs is one of the most important goals for Germans in the Energiewende, according to the “Stiebel Eltron Energie-Trendmonitor 2018” report, seen by the Clean Energy Wire. Seventy-two percent of the respondents in the representative survey said that lowering heating costs is important or very important, and 71 percent supported lowering electricity costs. Sixty-two percent named “climate protection via CO₂ savings” an important or very important goal, while 48 percent said the same about an exit from coal. In a separate question, almost three quarters of respondents said that Germany should become more independent of imported fossil energy.
Find a press release on some of the results in German here.
For more details on the public perceptions, consult the CLEW factsheet Polls reveal citizens' support for Energiewende.