Energy – Habeck: Installation of gas heaters “politically incorrect” – Economy
Because of the war in Ukraine, Germany wants to reduce its gas dependency. According to Federal Economics and Climate Protection Minister Robert Habeck, consumers should also do their part. At a meeting of EU energy ministers in Brussels, the Green politician called for no more gas heaters to be installed. “I would say that installing new gas heaters in this situation is politically incorrect and no longer justifiable,” he said. “Germany is more dependent on gas, oil and coal than other European countries.” This results in the obligation to get rid of it quickly, according to Habeck. In view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are fears that gas prices could continue to rise or that Russia could cut off gas supplies to the EU altogether. Habeck repeated that he does not see nuclear power and coal as solutions in such a crisis.