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Germany's green energy failure

 
 
Fri 8 May, 2015 01:27 am
http://americanenergyalliance.org/2015/05/07/germanys-green-energy-failure/

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...As many as 800,000 Germans have had their power cut off because of an inability to pay for rising energy costs.....
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Fri 8 May, 2015 03:50 am
@gungasnake,
http://i59.tinypic.com/14maxxh.jpg
farmerman
 
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Fri 8 May, 2015 04:14 am
@Walter Hinteler,
why are your monthly consumptions so much lower than ours?
we use a lot of Kw to do stuff like heat water and then store hot water whether we use it or not.
saab
 
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Fri 8 May, 2015 05:18 am
curious
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Fri 8 May, 2015 05:40 am
@farmerman,
I don't think that many use electricity for hot water - that's done via the central heating.


I think, the actual price is even lower today than in the graphic, because nowadays more and more households change the electricity continuously to the one with the best price. (I've just seen that 37 companies offer lower prices than my actual [local] supplier.)
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saab
 
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Fri 8 May, 2015 07:22 am
We do not need any aircondition in northern Europe.
As well in Scandinavia as in USA much more lights are used in the house and around the house than in Germany.
At least that is my impression.
farmerman
 
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Fri 8 May, 2015 10:22 am
@saab,
yeh, maybe AC is the departure.
We also use gas or oil to heat water but most of ours are tank systems where the water heating goes on 24/7 whether or not we use the hot water.
I think in Germany or Scandanavia (Im guessing) you use tankless technology.
Weve switched over a few years ago and it saved us about 25 to 30% in our fuel bills
Walter Hinteler
 
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Fri 8 May, 2015 11:24 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
We also use gas or oil to heat water but most of ours are tank systems where the water heating goes on 24/7 whether or not we use the hot water.
I think in Germany or Scandanavia (Im guessing) you use tankless technology.
We have a tank, too. 24/7. Before the heating system was renewed, the apartment house was on oil, now on gas.
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Ionus
 
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Thu 20 Aug, 2015 09:56 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Its the consumption that has a lower price...per unit you are paying far more . This means your 'green' electricity is far more expensive .
Walter Hinteler
 
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Thu 20 Aug, 2015 10:29 pm
@Ionus,
Thank you.
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gungasnake
 
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Sun 23 Aug, 2015 02:45 am
Nova Scotia...

http://www.mining.com/canadas-nova-scotia-pulls-plug-on-renewable-energy-plan/
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