Electricity prices for private households in Germany are among the highest in the EU: households in Germany pay an average of 45.36 cents per kWh, while in France it is only 27.35 cents. The price in Poland is only 19.92 cents per kWh – less than half.
Years of green energy policies have driven up prices. Initially, Germany stopped producing fossil fuels and became completely dependent on Russian oil and gas. Now, with gas deliveries from Russia halted and the nuclear phase-out completed, Germany is dependent on expensive electricity imports from abroad.
Expensive electricity prices are also taking a toll on German industry: According to a recent study, two out of three companies are considering moving parts of their production abroad to save costs.