German power source labelling rules in force

Electricity generators now required to specify share of nuclear generation, amount of CO2 emitted

New rules have taken effect requiring German utilities to tell consumers how they have generated electricity. Required information includes the amount of carbon dioxide produced and the share of production based on nuclear generation. Germany's environment agency said the information would help consumers choose between electricity suppliers. The Green party, now in opposition. complained that utilities were not required to state the share of generation from renewable sources. See agency press release and Greens' reaction.

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