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There must be many small companies using less than 10 GWh/yr that are thus not exempted from the surcharge. What is the split households/companies in total power consumption anyway?
by mustakissa on Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 at 03:11:51 AM EST
There is this:

So for a first indication: households use one quarter, heavy industry uses nearly half of annual consumption.

Nothing yet found on a breakdown above and below 10 GWh/y - which would here be more relevant.

by Bjinse on Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 at 05:53:27 AM EST
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Instead of "heavy industry", read "mining and manufacturing industry".

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 at 07:07:15 AM EST
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Read "process industry". Manufacturing industry uses neglible amounts of power.

We've had this argument in the Swedish debate for decades, that the Volvo factory in Ghent uses half as much power per manufactured car compared to the Volvo factory in Gothenburg. However, this doesn't make much of a difference when you have individual paper mills and smelters using almost as much power as the entire city of Gothenburg, and when these process industries sport world-class energy efficiency.  

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Fri Jul 5th, 2013 at 12:19:03 PM EST
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