Energy prices: households can now apply for the basic energy package

When drawing up the 2023-2024 budget in October, the authorities had also decided to extend these bonuses until March 2023 (basic package 2). The premium applies to all variable contracts. For a fixed contract, the bonuses will only be granted if this contract has been concluded or renewed after September 30, 2021. The measure is … Read more

Gas prices in Europe fall again and fall back to their level before the invasion of Ukraine

In August, the price of a MWh for January exceeded 345 euros. The mild temperatures over most of the European continent and an industry operating at a slower pace at the end of the year explain this downturn in the markets. Also, the period is positive for other energy sources. Wind turbines thus benefit from … Read more

Recession & continued inflation forecast

Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck The research institutes prepare their forecast for the Ministry of Economics every six months. (Photo: Berlin The four leading economic research institutes expect the German economy to shrink. In their joint economic forecast, they expect gross domestic product to fall by 0.4 percent in 2023, as the Handelsblatt … Read more