Germany: We will pay more for gas

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The VAT rate (16%), which is currently lowered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will rise again to 19% from January 1, 2021, and a fee will be charged for the emission of one ton of carbon dioxide (CO) generated by the combustion of gas in the amount of 25 euros per ton (CO₂ tax). Gas suppliers are likely to pass this rise on their consumers without any cuts.

Specifically, the price of 1 tonne of CO₂ at € 25 means that heating with natural gas per kilowatt hour (kWh) will increase by 0.6 cents per kilowatt hour. A family of 4, consuming 20,000 kWh per year for heating a house boiler room, will pay 120 euros more. The payment for the use of heating networks in 2021 will also increase by an average of 2%, which in monetary terms for a family of 4 will be expressed in 8 euros. But this is the national average. In East Germany, for example, in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the increase will be doubled.

By law, suppliers are required to notify consumers of the gas price increase for 2021 in writing at least 6 weeks in advance. After that, customers have the right to terminate the gas supply contract. This means the ability to timely find a cheaper energy supplier.

Alex Gradov

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