In Germany, where government is more aggressive than the U.S. in subsidizing wind and solar energy, how much higher is the average price of household electricity than in the United States?
In Germany during 2020, the average price of household electricity was 41 cents per kilowatthour, as compared to 13 cents in the United States. This is an additional cost of 215% to German households. In the same year, wind and solar provided 33% of Germany's electricity (not total energy), as compared to 12% in the United States. As a result of surging electricity costs caused by Germany's "green energy" regulations, German government auditors have warned that electricity prices "will endanger Germany as a business location," "overwhelm the financial strength" of private households, and lead to power shortages.