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German electricity supplier lobbying for legislative change of fuel mix disclosure

Thursday, 01 February 2018

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The German electricity and gas supplier Lichtblick is currently lobbying towards the political parties CDU, CSU, and SPD, which are now conducting coalition negotiations, to change the law for electricity disclosure towards end consumers [1][2][3].

Currently, it is mandatory for electricity suppliers in Germany to show a share of renewables of up to 46%, which corresponds to the portion of electricity in Germany that receives support through the various support schemes, FIT and market premium. Lichtblick argues that this is misleading since this portion is not necessarily representative of the electricity delivered. They argue further that suppliers in the future should specify the energy source of the which the power stems from, and correctly provide the corresponding CO2 emissions.

Lichtblick itself provides 100% ren...

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