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The Federal Council has cleared the way for the billion dollar unique immediate help for gas and district heating customers. In a special meeting on Monday, the country chamber refrained from calling the placement committee to the law decided by the Bundestag last week. It is approved.

Die Soforthilfe für Gas- und Wärmekunden ist als Überbrückung gedacht, bis die Gaspreisbremse wirkt. © Marcus Brandt/dpa The immediate aid for gas and heat customers is intended as a bridging until the gas price brake works.

The immediate aid is intended as a bridging until the gas price brake works, which should be the case next March. However, the federal government is examining a prefer to go to February. The federal government expects costs of nine billion euros. The law should come into force immediately after signing by the Federal President and the announcement in the Federal Law Gazette.

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“Completely pragmatic help”

is provided that so-called final consumers of line-bound natural gas and heat customers are generally released from the December discharge payment. This applies, for example, to single owners of a single house who have a direct gas supply contract with a supplier, but also for small and medium -sized companies. The relief amount should be credited.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) said that it was a “very important news” for the citizens that the immediate help would be launched. "This is an important relief step, a very pragmatic help." However, the federal government must also clarify this week when the gas price brake applies and what this means for the months of January and February. This is also important so that the countries could see where there may still be gaps in the help and where they could possibly support.

Habeck: Gas and electricity price brake Friday not in the cabinet

 Habeck: Gas and electricity price brake Friday not in the cabinet The Bundeskabinett will not decide on the planned gas and electricity price brake as originally planned on Friday. That said Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) in Berlin. The draft laws on the price brakes should be decided "in the days after" in a circulation process, which parliamentary procedures are achieved as planned. The corresponding laws should be decided by the Bundestag and the Federal Council by mid -December.

goal: Planning security

The parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics, Michael Kellner, said: «We will bring all the suggestions into the cabinet, in the Bundestag and thus also to the Federal Council, so that we (...) planning security for companies, can give private households. »

The energy price brake, the actual instrument for relieving citizens and companies, is not yet finished in the details, as the deputy government spokeswoman Christiane Hoffmann made it clear on Monday in Berlin. It was an “tremendous complex legislative procedure”, she said in the Federal Press Conference. Therefore, the topic is expected to be treated by the federal cabinet this week.

Hoffmann announced a conclusion of the procedure until the end of this month. Then the Federal Council could decide in December.

First ship for liquid gas conversion in Germany .
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