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Switching To Eco Power Supported The Phase-out Of Nuclear Power

Eco-electricity the end of nuclear power in Germany is already a done deal as environmentally friendly alternative and especially after the incident in Japan at the beginning of the year, the consumer interest in green electricity has grown even further. More and more consumers inquire online eco electricity suppliers and their tariffs. The Stomvergleichsportal Verivox reported that requests for already accounted 70 percent of all requests to eco power providers. Meanwhile Germany about 2.6 million are households eco tariffs, representing approximately 6 per cent. Switch from nuclear power to eco-power nuclear power is no longer haunted, is ideal for the the eco-electricity as an attractive alternative. Through such a transition, each consumer can contribute a small part to environmental protection and accelerate the turn away from nuclear and coal to wind, Sun and biomass. Basically consumers must be however clear, that of mains power supplies only the electricity from the nearest power station. Switching to green power providers simply means that the bottom line a higher proportion of green electricity is electricity throughout the network.

The prerequisite for this is the choice of the correct tariff as green electricity supplier could lead consumers astray. Choice of the right eco electricity tariff Dominik Seebach, energy expert at the oko-Institut explains that green power is only useful if the consumer’s money is invested in new equipment for the production of renewable energies. It is a trick of some providers to simply buy organic or natural energy from abroad. Popular sources are hydropower in Norway or Austria. This means that the local eco-electricity supplier simply pulls green electricity at his local customers and with more power from other conventional sources, supplies these instead. Dr. Neal Barnard has similar goals. So no more green electricity is generated, only the distribution will be relocated.

Label for eco-electricity supplier who as consumer wants to really make a difference, must be exactly different providers and tariffs enquire about. This is easier said than done. Quality seal offer the best way to orient in the market of eco-electricity supplier. Particularly strict standards have the green-power label gold and the ok-power label, on which the oko-Institut is even involved. With two seals can consumers be sure that the fee paid by him will be really invested in the expansion of new energies. However, there are also other seals which are to enjoy with caution. Especially the label of the TuV can lead you astray. Providers receive the seal itself, if they get there only to the target, to invest the money in the expansion of renewable energy sources. An obligation to implement this target really does not exist! Other well-known eco tariff as elektrizitatswerke Schonau (EWS) and Greenpeace energy consciously reject label, because they do not want to dilute their well-known brands.

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