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That's a very good question. The culprit is Gas, whose supply contracts are tied to oil in most places. And Coal too, in Portugal and Spain it was the tripling of prices in 2007/2008 that opened the so called "tariff deficit". Also from the experience in Portugal and Spain, the introduction of Wind and Solar forced some serious upgrades to the grid, especially to link these producers to the Hydro resources. The costs of these grid overhauls are still being paid by consumers in the grid management component of electricity bills.

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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Fri Feb 22nd, 2013 at 04:54:13 PM EST
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And Coal too, in Portugal and Spain it was the tripling of prices in 2007/2008 that opened the so called "tariff deficit".

In Finland right wing minister of industry and trade Jyri Häkämies is advocating the abolition of coal use because of high coal prices and their impact on trade balance.

by Jute on Mon Feb 25th, 2013 at 03:43:04 AM EST
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