Deutschland gas crisis

‘Regulation overflow’ – CDU Economic Council slams Habic’s energy-saving plans

“I am very concerned about the impending poverty of the middle class”

“You can’t save in a crisis. The money is ready,” says the SPD leader in Berlin Raed Saleh. Above all, he is concerned about people who were not previously dependent on the state. Among other things, he called for a general reduction in value tax Additive to basic foods.

Locked doors in retail stores, hand wash basins only with cold water – this is how energy must be saved in a crisis, if Economy Minister Habek has his way. Now the cash is coming from the CDU.

DrThe CDU Economic Council has criticized Federal Economy Minister Robert Habeck (Green’s) energy-saving plans as “a deluge of regulations on a small scale and wholly exaggerated”. “The draft regulation makes it clear that the federal government is not following an orderly plan that will reliably supply citizens and businesses with energy over the next few years and make energy affordable again,” the association’s general secretary, Wolfgang Steiger, told newspapers. Liberation Network Germany (RND). Saturday.

Rather than solving the problem with longer nuclear lifetimes and longer-term gas contracts, “the Federal Minister for Economics is indulging in excessive micromanagement and wants to specifically limit when retail outlet doors close, hand wash basins are used only with cold water and pool heaters are strictly prohibited,” Steiger said. Reactions to the energy shortage are only made with “snapshots from the ideological mothballs box.” These would only “demonstrate a measurable little effect” and “neglectly” endanger Germany as an industrial site.

On Friday, a draft of the energy-saving regulation from September was announced. Accordingly, the temperature in the workplace should not be more than 19 degrees, retailers should keep their store doors closed, advertisements should not shine at night, and private swimming pools should not be heated by electricity or gas. The measures will be applied for a period of six months – until February 28, 2023.

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“Saving energy is a shared task for politicians, businesses and consumers,” the draft says. Every kilowatt-hour saved helps a little bit to get rid of dependence on Russian gas supplies.

Habek announced the energy-saving decree in mid-August and also provided the first details. The EU’s gas emergency plan went into effect in August. Accordingly, member states are required to supply 15 percent of gas from the beginning of August to March of next year – compared to the average of the past five years of this period. How the EU27 does this is up to them. The German savings target is 20 percent.

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