News Digest Item
22 May 2017

“Only the Danish pay more for power”

Welt am Sonntag

Denmark is the only European country where customers pay more for power than in Germany, Michael Höfling writes in weekly newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Danes pay about 31 euros for 100 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity – one euro more than the Germans and considerably more than the EU-average of 20.54 euros, Höfling says. A constantly rising renewables levy and mounting costs from grid expansion “make the prospects for cost-decreasing effects very limited,” he writes. However, “high power prices and a happy life are not mutually exclusive,” Höfling says. Denmark has thrice led the “World Happines Report”, he says.

See the CLEW factsheet What German households pay for power for more information.

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