The energy markets are currently out of control: On Monday evening, in the public service TV format “Hart aber fair”, a bakery co-owner reported on the exorbitantly increased prices that she is supposed to pay for the power supply to her seven bakery branches. The amount to be paid has increased tenfold compared to the previous quarter. Previously, the bakery chain in Hanover, Germany, paid 120,000 euros for the same amount of energy.
The only hope of the medium-sized entrepreneur Caterina Künne now lies in the left traffic light coalition of SPD, Greens and FDP. Your bakery chain must now “get help very quickly. We can’t do it alone.” Despite the gas crisis, the Green Economics Minister Robert Habeck wants to take the last three nuclear reactors in operation in Germany off the grid on December 31 of this year – this was decided ten years ago as part of the energy transition. The German government is receiving sharp criticism from the opposition for this project: Turning off the nuclear reactors is “unreasonable” in times like these, asserted the CDU politician Gitta Connemann, who was also invited to the show. The three reactors Emsland, Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim 2 cover the electricity needs of ten million Germans – for now.