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I don't see how it is a transfer from families to elderly people, could you explain?

It depends on the demographics of homeowners and the amount of income spent on electricity. People with children, especially small children, have a higher electricity bill. People with grown children don't and are likelier to have money to invest into a PV installation on their roof, which they are likelier to own.

most people are prepared to pay slightly more for renewable energy

Except those who can ill afford it. That applies mostly to poorer families with multiple children. That makes it sensitive.

There is no need for it: wind and solar are driving the prices down

The causes are debatable, but the prices are clear. Electricity is becoming more expensive in Germany to household consumers.

by oliver on Sun May 13th, 2012 at 09:11:49 AM EST
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Do you have poll numbers to support your theory?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 13th, 2012 at 09:26:42 AM EST
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We will see how the FDP fares today in NRW.
by oliver on Sun May 13th, 2012 at 09:48:57 AM EST
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whatever happens today in NRW, we won't see a stampede of the poor or of poorer families to the FDP. That much I can prognosticate.
by IM on Sun May 13th, 2012 at 10:51:37 AM EST
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If exit polls hold, there was apparently a stampede of CDU voters going to the FDP. What this has to do with solar power, I can't decide.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun May 13th, 2012 at 12:11:34 PM EST
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Probably nothing at all.
by IM on Sun May 13th, 2012 at 12:23:05 PM EST
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Fares good. But at the cost of the CDU, so the message is a bit unclear.
by IM on Sun May 13th, 2012 at 12:20:32 PM EST
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The prices for electricity are rising only very moderately. In the period of time in the table the prices for transport have risen much faster. Or take the "reforms" of health care: I have been paying for the glasses of two children ever since. More expensive than the electricity bill. And don't get me started on textbooks for school: in civilised countries they would be free. It is only anecdotal of course, but I don't know anybody who worries about the electricity bill. Families worry about the costs for football shoes, glasses and the bus ticket of their children.
by Katrin on Sun May 13th, 2012 at 09:35:21 AM EST
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