Without a quick cap on gas prices, Bavaria’s Economics Minister Hubert Aiwanger (Free Voters) sees the German economy threatened with collapse in the near future. Aiwanger called on the federal government on Sunday to cap the gas price to eight cents per kilowatt hour in October.
“Even if the debt brake has to be abandoned for this, it makes more economic sense than de-industrializing Germany within a few weeks.” The gas price cap should apply to the economy, the public sector and private households, said the Free Voters boss. The difference to the current price of over 20 cents, the state should pay the energy suppliers.
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“In the next few weeks, the German economy is on the brink of collapse across the board if energy prices don’t become affordable within a few weeks,” Aiwanger warned.
The federal government should follow the example of Great Britain and France. The companies no longer have time to “wait for downstream aid programs with which money will not reach the companies until Christmas at the earliest”.
The city of Rosenheim distributes flyers giving advice on what to do in the event of a blackout. “Plan as you would for a 14-day camping holiday in your own four walls,” says the note.
Stadtwerke Düsseldorf is currently sending letters about upcoming gas price increases. But the letters should not help many. Because the letter simply contains a complicated formula with which the increase is calculated.
In order for Germany to become less dependent on Russian gas, private households will also have to take on more responsibility. From the. The second stage of the new Energy Saving Ordinance takes effect on October 1st. What does that mean for consumers?