Cheap fare for Christians |

Scholz also inquired about the electricity of the church

The main game of the adviser!

Olaf Schultz (64, SPD) was at home in Potsdam on Friday to visit the utility company, where he himself works as a customer.

Still not an easy performer. Because: BILD reported that Stadtwerke Potsdam was giving Catholics and Protestants special deep discounts on electricity – up to 35 percent less than the normal rate. Gas, on the other hand, is only cheaper for Catholics.

Does the advisor also use the reduced tariff? Schultz (he resigned from the Evangelical Church) smiled when BILD asked him, “I’m not a member of the Catholic Church.”

However, he inquired and learned that there were “many collective contracts” such as those with Christians, “which are often the least expensive of all.” The fact remains: Christians pay much less in Potsdam.

The energy supplier stated that these contracts “expire in a few months” and will be “adjusted” in 2023. It is “not about the preference of religions.”

Counselor Olaf Schultz It also depends on Germany’s ability to ensure safe gas supplies again on a permanent basis from 2023, even if there are problems with Russian deliveries.

Capacity will be expanded, for example with LNG terminals on the German coast, “so that at some point over the next year we will have the infrastructure to always be able to guarantee adequate supply – albeit at high prices,” the Social Democratic politician said Friday in Potsdam. .

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The goal is also to reduce gas consumption through thousands of individual decisions.