Posted by: Grant | October 16, 2012

Germans Only Get 50% On Power Bills

 That’s nuthin, in Aussie, with the worlds first carbon tax, an expensive RET,  licence to gouge profits and build empires to “save the planet”, they doubled!!!

DER SPEIGEL
10/10/2012
Merkel’s Blackout German Energy Plan Plagued by Lack of Progress
By SPIEGEL Staff
Germany plans to abandon nuclear power by 2022, but its government hasn’t been doing enough to ensure that the project succeeds. Needed infrastructure and technology is lacking, and coordination is a mess. Meanwhile, weary consumers are paying more for electricity, and the supply is in jeopardy.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/energy-turnaround-in-germany-plagued-by-worrying-lack-of-progress-a-860481.html

” …With the government driving up the price of electricity, Rösler seems to feel an urge to make himself useful by dispensing advice on how to save money and energy. On Monday, grid operators announced a significant increase in electricity prices in Germany, prices that are already the second-highest in Europe.

The price hike is the result of an assessment under the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), a sort of green-energy solidarity surcharge that is automatically added to every consumer’s electricity bill. Under the agreement reached in the last round of negotiations, the assessment will increase from 3.6 cents to 5.4 cents per kilowatt hour.

With the new rates, German citizens will be paying a total of more than €20 billion ($25.7 billion) next year to promote renewable energy. This is more than €175 for an average three-person household, a 50 percent increase over current figures. And then there are the additional charges a consumer pays for the electricity tax, the cogeneration assessment, the concession fee and value-added tax…. “

We have a renewable energy act also, the RET, but it’s never mentioned (don’t mention the war!) because all political parties support(ed) it.

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