KfW-Energiewendebarometer: Immer mehr Hausbesitzer halten Energiewende für nicht finanzierbar

A large portion of the German population supports theEnergiewendeAccording to the Energy Transition Barometer of the development bank KfW, it is evident that the actual implementation is hindered by the costs of the transformation. In the survey, 41 percent of property owners stated that they cannot afford to invest in energy transition technologies. This represents a twelve percentage point increase compared to 2021. „We can already see that financial barriers are at the top of the list,“ said Fritzi Köhler-Geib, Chief Economist of KfW.

The assumption that the investment is not worth it (39 percent) and the lack of craftsmen (27 percent) prevented a purchase. „The easier it is for households to use energy transition technologies, the more the use will expand,“ said Köhler-Geib.

Häufig findet man moderne Technologie in Haushalten mit einem hohen Einkommen.

According to the study, currently around 13 million households or 32 percent use at least one corresponding technology – three percent more than the previous year. Additionally, approximately seven percent plan to make a purchase this year. The most commonly used technologies are photovoltaic systems at twelve percent, followed by heat pumps and solar thermal systems at ten percent each. Six percent of households have an electric car. Four out of ten households with these technologies belong to higher-income groups. Among lower-income households, only one in four has these renewable energy technologies.

Das KfW-Energiewendebarometer ist eine seit 2018 jährlich erscheinende Studie auf Basis einer Umfrage von rund 4.000 privaten Haushalten. Die Erhebung lief dieses Mal von Dezember 2022 bis April 2023. In Deutschland verantworten die Privathaushalte nach KfW-Angaben fast 40 Prozent der CO₂-Emissionen.