What those articles aren't telling you is that they are backing off the subsidies (at least in Germany) because the programs are beginning to pay for themselves as well as the German utility companies (mainly electricity and nuclear) are losing money because because wind and solar have lowered the price of peak energy demand.
In other words, solar and wind are succeeding and thus less in need of subsidy. Germany's economy is thriving and consumers can (and are perfectly willing) shoulder more of the cost.
Germans Love Their Solar & Wind Power - Myth About Solar Subsidy 'Backlash' Is BS
German media are thus putting the increase in the surcharge into perspective. As the screenshot from a German news broadcast on Friday (below) shows, the price of electricity only Increased over the past 12 months by three percent, Compared to a five percent increase in the cost of natural gas, a nine percent hike in the cost of gasoline, and a 10 percent increase in the cost of heating oil. The three percent increase in electricity prices is thus fairly close to the general inflation rate of two percent in Germany over the past 12 months.
Germany is a rich country with a thriving economy (the unemployment rate is currently at its lowest level since reunification more than two decades ago), so most people can afford the surcharge, Which is expected to cost the average German household with an annual consumption of 1.500 kilowatt-hours around 60 euros Additionally next year - 5 euros per month. In addition, citizenry is behind more than half of investments in renewables, so Germans are Largely paying this money back to themselves rather than to corporations.
Massive failure by the Right and their media mouthpieces here.