Germans 'back faster energy shift'

Germans are attracted by rooftop solar, the survey suggests

Germans are attracted by rooftop solar, the survey suggests

Despite months of fierce debate over the cost of renewables, a majority of Germans thinks the energy transition away from nuclear power is advancing too slowly – and most are considering using solar themselves, a new opinion survey suggests.

Out of 2,000 people polled, 57% believe the energy turnaround is going too slowly, while only 30% said it is advancing too fast, according to the survey by Infratest Dimap on behalf of Germany’s solar industry association BSW.

Environmental protection should be the most important criterion for political decisions regarding the energy turnaround, 39% of those polled said, followed by 34% giving top importance to costs and 26% to the security of energy supply.

Environment minister Peter Altmaier and economics minister Philipp Rösler in February pushed a debate about the cost Log in to read complete article.

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