Russian Gas: 79 Percent of Germans Want To Become More Independent – Survey By Stiebel Eltron Reveals

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HOLZMINDEN, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#energyAlmost 80 percent of Germans want to gradually make the country independent of energy imports from Russia. 74 percent consider it important to become independent of gas imports – for example delivered via the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Renewable energies should be expanded more quickly. These are the findings of the new “Energy Trend Survey 2022” by Stiebel Eltron. In February 2022, a market research institute conducted a representative survey of 1,000 German citizens on behalf of the company.

Germany imports more than half of its natural gas from Russia. The German government wants to reduce this dependence though and make greater use of other import options in future.

“Only with the use of green energy will we hit our climate targets,” says Kai Schiefelbein, Managing Director of Green Tech manufacturer Stiebel Eltron, which commissioned the Energy Trend Survey 2022. The current results show: For 70 percent of consumers, the goal of making Germany climate-neutral by 2045 is seen as important or very important. Electricity from renewable energies will by then be the central energy source. 71 percent of respondents say switching from fossil fuel combustion to electricity is important to them.

In Germany, around 42 percent of the electricity that comes out of the socket is already generated by renewable sources. According to latest plans of the new government coalition, expansion of renewables is to be accelerated quickly. The goal is to achieve an 80 percent share of renewable energies in gross electricity demand by 2030.

About Stiebel Eltron

Stiebel Eltron is one of the world’s market leading suppliers of technology products for building services and green tech. The internationally operating group is in family ownership with approximately 4.000 employeees worldwide – three national and four international production facilities making more than €700 million turnover in 2020, approximately 50% from abroad. Stiebel Eltron produces smart solutions for every application scenario: Domestic hot water appliances, heat pumps, ventilation systems and room heaters. STIEBEL ELTRON Group (


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