Exploding Energy Costs

BVMW advocates for real competition on the electricity and gas markets Bonn/Berlin rising electricity and gas prices are for the middle class to the existence problem. A quarter of the companies energy costs compared to the first half of the year have increased 2007 by more than 20 percent, so a quick poll of the Association SMEs (BVMW) bvmw.de. The costs amounted to 42 percent of the companies between 10 and 20 percent, and one-third there were up to ten percent. From the perspective of SMEs there is no knowledge, but only an acute action deficit of the Federal Government when the issue of electricity and gas prices”BVMW President Mario Ohoven said at a joint press conference with the Association of energy consumers and the Hamburg world economy Institute HWWI in Berlin. “We appeal to Union and SPD: finally provide real competition in the electricity and gas markets and cut taxes”. The German middle-class according to Ohoven opts for the expansion of renewable energies. On an extension of the maturities of the German Although there is no way lead over nuclear power plants.

The Chief Executive of the German of industry and Commerce (DIHK), Martin Wansleben, joined the criticism. The current oil price could cost about 0.5% of growth”, he said in the ARD Morgenmagazin. Thus, some 200,000 jobs were threatened. Ansgar Lange