News Digest Item
21 Aug 2018

For Germany, lowering costs most important goal in energy transition

Clean Energy Wire / Stiebel Eltron

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.

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