Nations as diverse as North Korea and the United States have sent personnel to a tiny village in the east of Germany in a bid to understand its successful energy transformation.
…Feldheim is powered by a mix of 43 wind turbines, a woodchip-fired heating plant and a biogas plant that uses cattle and pig slurry as well as maize silage.
Local energy costs of 16.6 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) are just a little more than half of the 27-30 cents Germans pay on average …
Feldheim’s rates are not far off those in Poland, which generates nearly all its electricity from carbon-intensive coal-fired plants. Households there paid on average 14 cents per kWh in 2012, while those in the Czech Republic, which relies on nuclear for about a third of its power generation, paid about 15 cents per kWh.
DT: Current electricity pricing in Canada is 6.3 to 11.8 cents/kWh (US$) & United States is 8 to 17 cents/kWh (US$) ~ wiki
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