Green Germany: Half A Million Families Sitting In The Dark

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    Green Germany: Half A Million Families Sitting In The Dark

    The sharp price increases for electricity and gas is leading to serious payment problems for more and more consumers – even to dark apartments. Because of unpaid bills an estimated 600,000 households in Germany had their power cut off in 2010, said the consumer watch dog Verbraucherzentrale Nordrhein-Westfalen which is based in Düsseldorf. This estimate is based on a survey of local energy providers in Germany’s most populous state.

    "Price increases of around 15 percent for electricity and gas in the past two years have made energy for many households unaffordable", said CEO Klaus Mueller. The increasing fuel poverty is alarming. What is more, ever tighter household budgets and regularly lacking competence in keeping personal finances in check are turning claims arising from unpaid energy bills quickly into an insurmountable cost trap.
     
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    You need to explain how this relates to green issues.

    We had another thread on this explaining why electric is so expensive in Germany
     
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    How does "green" fit in?
     
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    That will be a good day in the US if Obama gets a second term. He will drive all the coal companies out of business and drive gas up to $10/gallon
     
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    Republicans want that for us here in this country.
     
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    :cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4]Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Deany is off his meds again

    :cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo:

    “we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." - Obama's Energy Secretary
     
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    In Germany, Green is Red.
     
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    Back in the early days they were always talking about their versions of using markets to reduce pollution.

    What is happening here is they are pricing energy out of the range of thousands of consumers.
     

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