More than 60 percent of German households would like to increase their use of renewable energy or even produce it themselves – that’s the finding of a survey of some 4000 households carried out by the government-owned business and development bank KfW.
One quarter of German households also plan to drive electric cars in ten years, leading KfW to predict a “breakthrough for electro-mobility” by 2030.
Environmental consciousness is particularly prevalent among younger Germans. According to an online survey by Germany’s Environment Ministry, 78 percent of those aged 14 to 22 say that climate protection is either “very important” or “rather important.”
Germany has set itself ambitious goals in its transition to a low-carbon, nuclear-free society, and these aims enjoy strong support among the German populace.