News Digest Item
17 Nov 2017

Majority of Germans favour coal plant closures to reach 2020 climate target - poll


A majority of Germans (64 percent) are in favour of closing coal power plants in order to reach 2020 climate targets, even if this move would cost jobs or push up electricity prices, according to a poll by public broadcaster ZDF. In contrast, 31 percent were against such measures. 57 percent of respondents said Germany does not do enough to protect the climate, while only 8 percent said the country did too much. 53 percent of respondents said the Green Party best represented their ideas on climate protection, compared to 17 percent for the CDU, and 6 percent for the FDP.

Find the poll results in German here.

For plenty of background, check out the factsheets Polls reveal citizens' support for Energiewende and Coal in Germany.

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