How the federal government wants to lower electricity prices

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How the federal government wants to lower electricity prices

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High gas prices are also making electricity more expensive, drastically. The federal government is therefore considering decoupling gas and electricity prices. Is it that easy? An overview.

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Michael Bauchmüller , Berlin, and Björn Finke , Brussels

Something is brewing for electricity customers in Germany and Europe. Because the gas price is exploding, the prices on the electricity exchanges are also breaking all records. In Austria, Chancellor Karl Nehammer speaks of “madness” on the energy markets and demands a Europe-wide electricity price cap. Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) calls for “rapid and consistent state intervention” and even considers the suspension of electricity trading to be conceivable. And before the cabinet meeting in Meseberg, Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) also wants to tackle the issue “with the utmost urgency”, while Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) holds out the prospect of reforming the electricity market. What’s going on in Europe’s electricity market – and what options do the states actually have?

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