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German Monopolies Agency Sees Energy ‘Cost-Tsunami,’ FAZ Says

June 04, 2012

The head of Germany’s Monopolies Commission, Justus Haucap, said he fears a “cost-tsunami” for electricity customers as Germany switches to wind and solar power, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, citing Haucap.

It is not “unrealistic” that prices may increase to more than 5 eurocents per kilowatt-hour, Haucap said, according to a preview of an article that will be published tomorrow.

To contact the reporter on this story: Niklas Magnusson in Hamburg at nmagnusson1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at acullen8@bloomberg.net


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