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14 Jan 2021, 13:37
Kerstine Appunn

Seven million Germans considering switch to green power contract at home

Clean Energy Wire

Many Germans are starting the new year with “climate resolutions” – around 24 percent of them want to make more use of environmentally-friendly means of transport, 13 percent want to switch to a vegetarian or vegan diet and 9 percent plan to switch to green electricity in 2021, a poll conducted by Civey among 5,000 people showed. Applied to Germany's entire population, this would mean that over seve million Germans were planning on switching to renewable electricity this year, the survey commissioned by renewable electricity provider LichtBlick found.

According to the poll, one out of eight young people (18-29 years) is considering a change of contract and people in the North of Germany, where a lot of wind power is generated, are more inclined to change contracts to a green provider than in the other regions. According to Lichtblick, some 12.67 million Germans already bought green electricity in 2019.

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