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EEG levy and other government charges currently amount to 75% of the electricity price in Germany, according to a report by Spiegel.

31.03.2021 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: de Translator: Isolde Moussot
Last change: Isolde Moussot Date update: 01.04.2021 03:44

If the price of electricity rises, it is not because of renewable energies, but because of the EEG Act and the EEG levy.

An EEG levy on electricity generated from renewable energies slows down the energy transition!

Because of the EEG levy, electricity production from wind and solar energy often becomes uneconomical when the subsidy expires.

This is because an EEG levy must also be paid on the electricity produced from renewable energy sources, even when it is consumed in-house.

As a result, even such innovative projects as the conversion of electricity into thermal energy are threatened with extinction during peak wind or peak solar periods, when the electricity can no longer be sold.

This is because an EEG levy must also be paid for the use of this otherwise unsaleable electricity!

This makes it cheaper to shut down wind turbines than to store the surplus energy, for example in the form of thermal energy.

In Brandenburg, an entire village is being supplied with hot water and local heating in a model project by storing the otherwise unsaleable wind energy at peak times in the form of thermal energy.

This is threatened with extinction if the EEG levy has to be paid for this too and subsidies expire.

The EEG Act and the EEG levy must be changed urgently!

Otherwise, functioning wind turbines will continue to be dismantled when the subsidies expire and the EEG levy still has to be paid.

And if renewable energy capacities are dismantled as a result, this can also jeopardise electricity availability in the future.

In addition, the lifespan of wind and solar power plants is artificially shortened, regardless of their actual technical lifespan.

This makes entire projects more expensive and reduces their overall economic viability.

The Renewable Energy Sources Act is supposed to promote renewable energies, but actually ...

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