“Demand for green power deals slackens”
The demand by German households for power contracts offering electricity generated only from renewable sources has declined, according to a survey by Energie & Management, reports dpa. Customer numbers dropped from 5 million households in 2013 to 4.4 million in 2015, while sales for green power contracts fell from 29.6 billion euros to 21.2 billion euros in the same period for the surveyed suppliers. One reason for the decline could be the existing large share of renewables in the general German power mix. If regular contracts already contained green electricity, customers might not feel the need to opt for a purely green power contract, Udo Sieverding of the Consumer Association North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) told dpa.
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