In view of the increased energy prices, the federal states have agreed that the federal government should examine reducing the electricity tax to the European minimum. This is a sensible model, said Saxony-Anhalt’s head of department, Armin Willingmann, after the energy ministers’ conference in Merseburg in Saxony-Anhalt on Thursday. The SPD politician is chairman of the conference this year.
In addition, the ministers advocate supporting energy-intensive companies with an industrial electricity price. However, this should be linked to conditions such as the use of green electricity or other climate protection measures and is not planned as a pure subsidy, said Willingmann.
There is no start date yet. Patrick Graichen, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics, pointed out that there would be a follow-up regulation after the end of the electricity price brake in March 2024.Electricity: Energy ministers of the federal states want to reduce the electricity tax — Breaking Latest News
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