Just to give you a comparison of how high German rates are, consider this. At the end of this article it says that they're looking to keep rates at around 3.6 cents per KW. This translates to roughly 4.5 cents per KWh. Here in South Florida we pay 0.08527 per KWh for the 1st 1000KW, then it JUMPS to 0.105234 once you go over. Now, there's also an additional $5.90 Billing fee, but either way the German rates are at least FOUR TIMES what we're paying here in the U.S. Kind of like how Obama PROMISED that our Electricity rates would sky rocket under his policies. Let's all thank GOD he hasn't had a chance to implement most of those policies!
|Renewable Energy Leaves Many Poor Germans with No Power|
According to the survey of consumer protection at the utility is locked at around 600,000 households per year due to unpaid bills of electricity.Mainly due to the strong expansion of renewable energy sources, electricity prices had increased in 2011 by around ten percent.