19 June 2015

German consumers place bets on natural gas

Approximately two out of three citizens of Germany, having installed new heating equipment to increase energy efficiency at home and reduce harmful emissions into atmosphere, made their choice in favor of natural gas. This is evidenced by opinion poll conducted in May by Forsa institute.

The poll was aimed to test public attitude towards German energy sector reform, which stipulates growing market share of the renewables and the phase-out of nuclear power plants. The poll showed 59% of respondents favored natural gas as the best possible energy source to supplement renewables. Other fossil fuels (oil — 27%, brown coal — 19%, hard coal — 16%) as well as nuclear power (24%) substantially underperformed against “blue fuel” in this contest of preferences.

More information available on WINGAS web site.

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