Many people want it, the electricity price discount for energy-intensive industrial companies. But politicians argue about how this should be financed. A new report is further heating up the debate about help against job losses.
Industry wants it, the Economics Minister wants it, the Prime Minister, the Greens and the SPD parliamentary group also want it: the so-called “bridge electricity price”, i.e. an electricity price discount for energy-intensive industrial companies. Now the Phalanx stands for it – the only question is where the money for it comes from. Depending on the plan, the electricity price discount could easily cost 30 billion euros by 2030. You have to come up with it first, but there are some ideas.