Who should be able to pay for that? The Linz AG (city government SPÖ, FPÖ), which is owned by the city, defined a price increase for the kilowatt hour of electricity from 9 to 35 cents on its homepage. On average, this means that every household will have to pay around 1,200 euros more. Meanwhile, the city politicians afford new security checkpoints for 1.7 million euros and give the city a new logo that is as meaningless as it is ugly.
A comment by Willi Huber
It will be a rude awakening for many electricity customers in Linz – and the socialist-led city is probably not alone. Massive increases in electricity prices are to be expected across Austria. Report24 already pointed out the impending disaster at the end of February: Insane expropriation: Electricity prices are rising by up to 500 percent – and it’s not because of Putin’s gas.
In the meantime, however, the problem is somewhat different than described in the old article. The gas shares in the electricity price do not justify quadrupling the price, but they are definitely relevant for pricing. In particular, experiments such as solar and wind energy always require conventional power plants in the background to compensate for failures. If too little electricity is produced in the country, you buy it from abroad – sometimes at horrendous trading prices.
You can see the new electricity prices in Linz on the Linz AG website read it and it makes you sick. Instead of 9 cents per kWh, there are now 34.79 cents in the “Mein Strom ideal” tariff model and 36.71 cents in the “Mein Naturstrom Ideal” tariff model. In purely mathematical terms, if you look at the average consumption of Austrian households, This means that the end user will face additional annual costs of 1,200 euros. That calculated the city magazine Linza.at. Who can still afford that?
The research by the MFG party is also very interesting in this regard:
City politics squanders huge sums for the protection of politicians
Politicians have obviously not yet considered how to make this price increase palatable to the population. There, SPÖ and FPÖ are more concerned with how to make town halls safer to protect politicians from corona demonstrators. This will cost an incredible 1.7 million euros in the current legislative period. The city has a lot of money for all sorts of ideas – of course also for vaccination buses and vaccination campaigns – but there are apparently no ideas on how to protect the population from impoverishment.
Another crazy action of city politics concerns the current one Change of the city’s logowhich is apparently no longer called Linz but L_nz. A special prank, which leads to horrendous costs due to the necessary change of countless documents and signs, which, given the economic situation, can only be described as infidelity.
That is why the bashful publication of Linz AG’s new pricing on the homepage is particularly explosive. It is possible that some electricity customers still have a “grace period” because Linz AG has claimed at least one so far Price guarantee for existing customers until January 1, 2023. The price hammer would then come next year with all the greater force.
It remains to be seen what the self-proclaimed party of the little man, the FPÖ, will do in Linz, which is linked to the Socialists in the form of a working agreement and has a city council with Michael Raml, deputy FPÖ country leader Haimbuchner.
How economical will e-cars be in the future?
It will also be interesting to see how a quadrupling of electricity prices will now also affect the owners of e-cars. Gasoline and diesel prices are also at an all-time high, but the price increase is not nearly as extreme and, above all, cannot be explained by international trade prices. Here, too, one can see that one cannot trust the promises and plans of politicians. Anyone who does not think for themselves can experience a rude, life-destroying awakening in everything from corona vaccination to energy prices.