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  •  20% create their very own set of facts (3+ / 0-)
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    Especially in election years, and especially with energy being more expensive in Germany than the US anyway.

    20% is quite much. More so when people can read in the paper that big industrial customers have been allowed to avoid the surcharge.

    And some old lady living from a meager pension in a rental unit really has no appreciation for the fact that wealthy homeowners now get solar panels for less money.

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    "Und wer nicht tanzen will am Schluss - weiß noch nicht dass er tanzen muss", Rammstein, "Amerika"

    by cris0000 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:38:06 PM PST

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    •  Yeah, there's been a noticeable, concerted effort (5+ / 0-)
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      by the Springer Press and industrial(ist) think tanks like R.W.I. to distort the effects of solar and make it look bad.

      The center-right coalition has also mismanaged the social issues.  A temporary tax surcharge on wealthy Germans to finance grid modernization would have been great, for example.

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:52:48 PM PST

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