If the following story doesn’t make you a wee bit “upset” about our Government’s intention to basically ruin your lives if you are borderline low wage earner then you should enjoy heating your house with candles and not complain!
The brutal truth behind huge electricity prices which we are experiencing now and will be much worse shortly, is that over in Germany the truth is that 15% of their population have had their electricity cut off for being unable to pay their high bills! That’s 1 1/2 people out of 10 people that can’t heat their homes in winter if they use electricity!
“Oh that could never happen here”…………will be the denial factor where nobody really knows what’s going on behind the scenes of our present Government’s relentless attack on our quality of life and basic needs!
Better get out and cut some wood, install a box stove and learn how to burn wood for heat. Enjoy the winter!
Germany Succeeds Making Energy Unaffordable For 15% Of Its Population – 600,000 Households Disconnected Annually!
By P Gosselin on 1. Mai 2012
Every year 600,000 households (2 million people) are getting their power switched off in Germany because they can’t afford the skyrocketing electric bills. At that rate the country (population 80 million) will become blacked-out like North Korea by 2050.
Renewable energy boom leaves Germans in the dark.
It’s one way of reducing carbon emissions – just catapult your population back to the Stone Age. Online German flagship daily Die Welt has an article on how skyrocketing electricity prices are making electricity unaffordable for a large number of Germans.
Many people in Germany are no longer able to pay their electricity bills. And energy prices continue to climb – rapidly. The president of the VdK social association Ulrike Masche, accuses the German federal government “of having neglected the social dimension of the energy transformation”.
Over 10 years ago Germany enacted the Renewable Energy Feed-In Act (EEG) which requires power companies to pay small producers of renewable energy exorbitant rates for their green power. The power companies in turn simply pass the higher prices on to their customers. Electricity prices rose 10% in 2011 alone!
So far Germany has committed over 100 billion euros to renewable energy, all to be paid for by the consumer. Little wonder that today almost a seventh of Germany’s population is now living in “energy poverty”.
The high costs are hitting the poor and retirees especially hard. Die Welt writes:
Klaus Müller, Chairman of the Consumer Office in North Rhine Westphalia estimates: ‘Ten to fifteen percent of the population are struggling to finance the constantly rising energy costs.” Every year 600,000 households are getting their power cut off.’