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    Heating costs 2024/25: CO2 discount will be increased again

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    A few days ago, the prices for heating, washing and cooking rose for many consumers. There could be even more in the coming months.

    As of April 1, 2024, the VAT on natural gas and district heating was increased from 7 percent to 19 percent. For many customers who heat, cook or prepare their hot water in this way, this could lead to an additional financial burden of up to 300 euros per year (more on this here).

    Now comes further bad news that affects all households: in 2025 the prices for natural gas, district heating, but also oil and even electricity could rise. Because in 2025 the CO2 discount will be increased again. Namely from 45 euros to 55 euros per ton. The taxes recently rose at the turn of the year – from 30 euros to 45 euros per ton. At that time, however, many energy suppliers announced that they would not pass on the additional costs to their customers. What the new increase will look like remains to be seen.

    The non-profit consulting company co2online assumes the following development in heating costs:

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    The experts predict that the following costs would be incurred for an average single-family home (110 square meters of living space):

    • natural gas: 177 euros (2024), 217 euros (2025)
    • heating oil: 233 euros (2024), 284 euros (2025)
    • District heating: 158 euros (2024), 194 euros (2025)

    Only when heating with a heat pump and biomass does the deduction not apply. The heating costs do not increase for these heating methods – at least not due to CO2 pricing.

    Development of raw materials

    However, the development of raw material prices remains to be seen. In recent years, the price of natural gas for private consumers has fallen sharply. And the price of heating oil is also partly at a lower level than before. Many suppliers have taken advantage of the low prices on the wholesale market for raw materials trading to stock up on supplies or to conclude correspondingly favorable delivery contracts. It may be that they pass these cost savings on to their customers so that the CO2 price increase is not a burden for them.

    Tip: Always keep an eye on price developments and react in good time if your provider announces a price increase. It is important not to make hasty decisions.

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