News Digest Item
14 Jun 2018

Germans say affordable power more important than sustainable production

forsa / Zukunft Erdgas

The number of people in Germany who think that affordable power is a "very important" feature of the country’s energy system is considerably larger than that of those who consider sustainable power production a priority, a survey conducted by the pollster forsa and commissioned by the natural gas lobby group Zukunft ERDGAS reveals. According to the survey, conducted in May 2018, 67 percent of respondents said that affordable power is very important to them; 59 percent said supply security is a priority; and 46 percent said producing energy without harming the environment is very important. However, the share of people saying that cheap power is very important has declined from 76 percent in 2014 to 62 percent in 2017, only to slightly climb back up one year later. The share of people who consider environmental protection very important increased from 43 percent in 2014.

Find the press release in German here.

For background, read the factsheets What German households pay for power and Polls reveal citizens' support for Energiewende.

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