News Digest Item
25 Aug 2017

“Germans expect plan for coal exit from next government”

Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) / Kantar Emnid

72 percent of Germans say that the next government should decide on a timetable for the country’s coal exit, according to a representative survey by Kantar Emnid, commissioned by Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND). 59 percent of respondents said that German coal-fired power plants should be decommissioned “soon”. BUND head Hubert Weiger said this showed that Germans “expect the federal government to act on a coal exit. A large number of coal-fired power plants must be shut down within the coming two to three years.”

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

See the CLEW factsheet When will Germany finally ditch coal? for more information.


All texts created by the Clean Energy Wire are available under a “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0)”. They can be copied, shared and made publicly accessible by users so long as they give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.

CLEW Survey

Have your say: The Clean Energy Wire CLEW is overhauling its website and we’d love it if you took 10 minutes to complete our questionnaire and help us improve our content.
Thank you, the CLEW team

To survey