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Federation of German Consumer Associations sees no Need for Capacity Market

The Federation of German Consumer Associations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, vzbv) opposes the introduction of a capacity market in Germany and therewith directly rejects the request of the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW). Vzbv believes that the current instruments are presently sufficient to guarantee security of supply. The establishment of a capacity market only would result in higher costs for the German customer.

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VZBZ: German Consumers Still Support Energy Turnaround – but Critical of Implementation

82 % of the German consumers still support the phase-out of nuclear energy and the expansion of renewable energies, but only 40% agree with the implementation of the energy turnaround, the Federation of German Consumer Organisation (Verbraucherzentrale  Bundesverband – vzbz) says.

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Conference “Energy Market in Transition” by Federal Network Agency and Consumer Protection Agency

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and the Federal Association of Consumer Protection Agencies (vzbv) hosted a joint conference on the “Energy Market in Transition” (Energiemarkt im Wandel). It dealt with the impact of the energy policy shift towards a renewable energy supply for consumers, in particular rising electricity prices, and the reluctance of consumers to switch the supplier in view of cases of untrustworthy providers. Besides, vzbv and BNetzA made interesting comments on the regulation of the distribution networks, which shall be the topic of this blog post.

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