Barometer on social sustainability of the energy system transformation 2018

The approval of German citizens for the energy system transformation remains very high in principle. It even rose slightly from 88% in the previous year to 90%. Politicians can continue to count on support for an effective and socially just implementation of the energy system transformation.


However, the issue of social justice in particular is intensifying and is subsequently causing growing discontent among citizens. Meanwhile, a cross-party majority (61%) is dissatisfied with the current energy system transformation policy – a significant increase over the previous year. The main points of criticism: The current political measures are not effective enough and socially unjust.