The Survey, German energy policy – a blueprint for the world, found that internationally, a large majority of the respondents (58%) are closely following the German energy transition. For one quarter of the European respondents surveyed among energy experts in 42 countries around the world, it has either triggered a national debate on energy or led to concrete political decisions on energy, whereas the influence is weak only outside Europe.
Compared with the last survey in 2015, the perception of the German Energiewende/energy transition has improved. Nevertheless, 60 % of respondents do not think that the German energy transition can serve as a global blueprint. Four out of five respondents said that at least parts of the concept could be adapted in their country, while in 2015 it was only slightly more than half.
While 45% of Europeans indicated climate protection as the most important motivation for an energy transition, this was only true for 5 % of the respondents outside Europe, where growth (36%) and access to energy (27%) are the main issues.
As far as the most effective climate protection tools are concerned, 92% of the respondents said that energy efficiency measures are the best way forward. These were followed by measures to price CO2 - the latter especially if the G20 countries set an example (48%).
The survey found funding measures for individual technologies were clearly rejected.
This is the fourth time the German member committee has carried out the annual survey since 2011 with both committee Secretaries and Future Energy Leaders participating this time around.
Read full results of the 2016 Blueprint Survey Full here.