BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – Economics and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck sees the faster expansion of renewable energies as an instrument against rising energy prices. Habeck said on Friday at the Green Party Congress that the planned abolition of the EEG surcharge will only dampen the increase. Further solutions must be found, which essentially lie in the expansion of renewable energies. “That’s what we were elected for.” In the end, green electricity is cheaper than electricity from fossil fuels.
Habeck called the high energy prices a “real problem” for many people. Socio-political measures are necessary, such as the planned heating subsidy for housing benefit. Solutions must also be found for industry by reforming the Renewable Energy Sources Act./hrz/abc/hoe/DP/he