New econ min Altmaier wants lower power prices for small businesses
Germany’s new minister for the economy and energy, Peter Altmaier, wants to lower power prices for small and middle-sized companies. In an interview with Handelsblatt, Altmaier says companies that do not benefit from rebates for energy-intensive industries must not have disadvantages vis-à-vis their European competitors. The new minister also said that grid expansion will be given “top priority” in the coming legislative period and that a law to remove legal obstacles to power line construction would be a possibility.
Read the interview in German here.