Dhe Bundestag on Thursday authorised the abolition of the EEG levy on the electricity invoice from July. The parliamentary state secretary within the Ministry of Economics, Oliver Krischer (Greens), spoke of the best discount in electricity costs in current many years for folks in Germany. The visitors gentle coalition is taking the decisive step in the direction of decreasing electricity costs.
The CDU MP Anne König mentioned that the abolition of the levy was a primary step in the correct course, however extra needed to observe rapidly. As a result of presumably the discount within the case of additional worth will increase by the tip of the 12 months will at greatest be a zero-sum sport for shoppers.
To this point, the levy on the electricity invoice has been 3.72 cents per kilowatt hour. It had already been diminished initially of the 12 months with the assistance of grants from the federal funds. Within the coalition settlement, the tip of the surcharge was really deliberate for 2023, however the authorities most well-liked this due to the quickly rising vitality prices.
DGB board member Stefan Körzell spoke of fine information for extra distributive justice. “However the present vitality worth disaster is paralyzing financial growth and fueling vitality poverty. For a lot of, the elimination of the surcharge is only a drop within the bucket, particularly for low-income earners.” The DGB requires a particular fund for the socio-ecological transformation, in order that these future duties and investments are solidly counter-financed.