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.

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