Those who heat and cook with gas or use district heating will be relieved in December. The Bundestag and the Bundesrat have passed an emergency aid bill worth billions. In December, the state will take over the down payment for gas—but only one twelfth of the annual consumption forecast in September. If tenants have a contract directly with an energy supplier, the company either waives the instalment in December or pays it back later. For other tenants, the landlord saves first. The landlord is then supposed to pass on the savings to the tenants in the annual statement of operating costs. The emergency aid is intended to bridge the gap until the gas price brake comes into effect at the beginning of 2023.
More at https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/suche/soforthilfe-dezember-2139268
Gasnutzung in Privathaushalten. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Ute Kaiser.