News Digest Item
15 Nov 2017

Broad support for Energiewende goals in Germany but dissatisfaction with implementation

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

A vast majority of Germans broadly support the Energiewende’s aim to decarbonise the economy but a large proportion also says that the associated burden is not shared equally, the Social Sustainability Barometer study by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) has found. Nearly 90 percent endorse the energy transition, but almost two thirds say costs are not fairly allocated between average wage earners, businesses, and wealthy people. A clear majority of 75 percent say they want to actively take part in making the energy transition happen. Renewables expansion, energy conservation, and greater energy efficiency all enjoy support by at least 80 percent of those surveyed.

Read the full press release in English here.

Find more information on the IASS study and other research on the Energiewende’s Acceptance in the updated CLEW factsheet Polls reveal citizens' support for Energiewende.

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