Sinking interest in green power contracts since Fukushima
German citizens’ interest in renewable power contracts is declining, according to a press release from price comparison website Verivox. In 2016, 36 percent of consumers who switched power providers through the website chose green contracts, down from 76 percent in 2012. “Since the peak of green power demand after the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima seven years ago, we see a steady fall in interest in eco power contracts,” Mathias Köster-Niechziol, energy expert at Verivox, said in the press release.
Find the press release in German here.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet What German households pay for power.