News Digest Item
12 Oct 2018

One in five Germans says people need to spend more on energy transition


A survey commissioned by price comparison website Verivox has found that almost one in five Germans says people should pay higher power prices in order to facilitate investments in the decarbonisation of the energy system. In the survey with over 2,000 people by pollster YouGov, 18 percent said that power customers should pay even more for making energy generation more sutainable and 28 percent said they were uncertain about this, while almost half rejected further price increases. According to Verivox, especially younger people were in favour of paying more, with 32 percent of people aged 18 to 24 saying prices are not high enough yet. Power prices in Germany nearly have doubled since the year 2000, from 13.9 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to 27.6 ct/kWh in October 2018.

Find the press release in German here.

See the CLEW factsheets What German households pay for power and How much does Germany’s energy transition cost? for more information.

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