News Digest Item
20 Feb 2017

“The price of the Energiewende”

Rising power costs stir people’s emotions because everybody uses electricity and because they suggest a malfunction of government control, writes Til Huber in a commentary for But costs are largely driven by the past solar boom, and recent reforms aim to limit costs. Moreover, more than 90 percent of the population remain in favour of the Energiewende, writes Huber.

Find background on the BDEW numbers in last week’s news digest item Taxes and levies on electricity reach all-time high and the factsheet What German households pay for power.

To find out more about public attitudes, read the factsheet Polls reveal citizens’ support for Energiewende.

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