01 July 2022, Saxony, Lippendorf: A solar park borders directly on the site of the Lippendorf lignite-fired power plant. After more than 20 years, the so-called EEG surcharge, which customers pay via their electricity bill, will no longer apply. It currently still amounts to 3.72 cents per kilowatt hour. Experts do not expect electricity prices to fall as a result of the abolition, but at least the sharp rise will be curbed.
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The European Union voted on Wednesday to keep some specific uses of natural gas and nuclear energy in its taxonomy of sustainable sources of energy.