Above all, the energy change planned at the same time, including the switch to e-cars and the like, is increasingly being criticized. “You can’t shut down one power plant after the other and then be surprised when energy prices rise,” said the liberal economic spokesman Reinhard Teufel. “Anyone who has ever heard of the interaction between supply and demand should be aware of this,” he adds.
Although the price increases of the past few months have been dramatic, according to many experts the end of the flagpole has not yet been reached. This is problematic not only for private households, but above all for the economy. This is dependent on cheap energy.
A large part of the price increases were homemade, Teufel pointed out to the exorbitantly high taxes on fuel. In addition, there is the completely absurd trade in CO2 certificates, which is nothing other than modern indulgence trading. “It is therefore high time to pull the emergency brake on energy prices and end the upward spiral with an immediate state price freeze,” said Teufel.
At the same time, one has to think about how one intends to cover the increasing energy demand. “Closing one power plant after the other is definitely the wrong way to go. Because alternative energy generation systems don’t grow out of the ground overnight, ”Teufel appealed to the eco fanatics not to forget the social aspect in their climate campaign.