Hurry to drop Russian gas that harms both homeowners and electric drivers

Hurry to drop Russian gas that harms both homeowners and electric drivers

The electric car company Skilled has confirmed that they will soon raise some of its prices by up to 170 percent, TV2 reported this morning.

The purchase price of electricity, Clever explains, has risen from 0.66 kroner per kilowatt hour to 1.78 due to fears that it may rise above 3.00 kroner at the end of the month.

From June, Clever intends to raise its subscription costs and also introduce a surcharge, which will then be revised every four months until the end of the conflict in Ukraine.

Subscribers will have the option to cancel their contract if they wish.

Help before the end of 2022
Clever is just one of many energy companies affected by the war in Ukraine.

The worst hit is the natural gas sector, and earlier this week the government confirmed that it intends to help the 400,000 Danish households that rely solely on natural gas to switch to another energy source.

At the end of the year, households heated by a gas or oil boiler can expect to be notified of their best options: In most cases, whether it is to get a heat pump or switch to district heating.

The goal was outlined in the energy initiative ‘Denmark can do more II’, which also includes plans to increase the production of Danish gas to cover the deficit and ensure that the country uses as little Russian gas as possible.

Most homeowners have to pay
For remote households with no hope of switching to district heating, the costs will be huge. A heat pump generally costs 100,000 kroner to install.

Just as it did with the high heat bills over the winter, the government wants to help, but even though it has said that low-income households will be able to access subsidies, it still sounds like it will cost them a lot.

The government has proposed low-interest loans to cover the costs of the conversion, and Finans Danmark has already said that they will waive many of the fees normally associated with such a purchase.

Nevertheless, the blue bloc would like more help to be provided. Right-wing allies argue that the transition will make it cheaper for homeowners in the long run, as their energy bills will eventually fall.

While the future looks bleak for the 400,000 Danish households, it is ultimately good for the environment, as many oil and gas boilers will be replaced by green alternatives.

Source: The Nordic Page

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