Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) has announced a new aid package for consumers in view of the sharp rise in energy prices. “The federal government is constantly working on relief options. We’re going to put them all together in one package,” Habeck said Sunday night on ARD’s talk show “Anne Will.” It makes no sense to “anticipate individual measures”.
According to Habeck, the specific measures should focus on the “various sources of energy”. They would also have to be linked to “efficiency measures” and “incentives” to reduce consumption in general.
However, these objectives “are not yet reflected in the proposals of the Federal Minister of Finance, Christian Lindner (FDP),” criticized Habeck. “You can do a little better.” He demanded that the coalition partners “get together and then make the right decisions.”
Lindner had recently rejected measures such as energy tax cuts and a temporary speed limit. Instead, he advocated expanding oil production in the North Sea. The “Bild” also reported that Lindner was planning a state subsidy for refueling.