According to several media reports, the traffic light has agreed on an alternative to the gas levy. 150 to 200 billion euros are to be made available for a gas price cap.

Reuters reports. The “Spiegel” and the “Handelsblatt” also reported on the forthcoming agreement. Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) and Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) may announce on Thursday around 2 p.m. what solution the government partners have agreed on in detail.

So far, the financing in particular has been highly controversial. According to the “Handelsblatt” and “Spiegel”, the gas price cap may cost between 150 and 200 billion euros.

The gas price cap is intended to relieve citizens in the face of skyrocketing energy prices. He should probably replace the controversial gas surcharge. The gas levy was to be introduced on October 1 to protect companies. After the federal government invested in the energy giant Uniper, criticism of the procedure became loud.

More to come.