News Digest Item
29 Jun 2018

Germans consider natural gas best supplement to renewables – survey

World Pipelines

A poll commissioned by the German oil and gas producer Wintershall and carried out by pollster Forsa reveals that 54 percent of German respondents believe that natural gas is the best supplement to renewables, compared to 22 percent for timber, 20 percent for oil, 17 percent for nuclear, and 14 percent for coal, according to an article in the industry magazine World Pipelines. Less than one in ten Germans thinks that renewable power sources need no supplements at all. Survey respondents believe Norway is the most reliable supplier of natural gas, ahead of Canada, Russia, and the United States.

Read the article in English here.

For background, read the dossier The role of gas in Germany’s energy transition and the factsheet Germany’s dependence on imported fossil fuels.

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