News Digest Item
26 Jan 2017

“At the expense of the east – Gabriel uses grid fees for election campaigning”

Thüringische Landeszeitung

Outgoing economy minister Sigmar Gabriel runs an election campaign at the expense of eastern German power consumers, some of whom pay grid fees twice as high as consumers in the west, writes Norbert Block in a commentary in Thüringische Landeszeitung. He says Gabriel broke his promise to align grid fees across the country in his reform proposal because it might have cost his party votes in the upcoming elections in North Rhine-Westphalia, where power prices would have risen.

Read the comment in German here.

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