Buying Back their Infrastructure Small Towns Take On the Energy Giants

After selling off their electricity and gas networks to large energy corporations in the early 1990s, small towns in Germany are now banding together to buy back their energy infrastructure. Their bid to get into the energy market may provide opportunities to make money, but it also involves taking on the energy giants at their own game.
Hamburg Energie CEO Michael Beckereit poses by solar panels: The new public utility is currently winning between 50 and 100 new customers each day.

Hamburg Energie CEO Michael Beckereit poses by solar panels: The new public utility is currently winning between 50 and 100 new customers each day.

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