Green boss wants control effect on climate money

Green leader wants control effect on climate money

Published on 2022..2023

  • Omid Nouripour, Federal Chairman of Alliance 90/The Greens criticize the planned climate money. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

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With climate money, Minister of Labor Heil wants to better cushion the rising costs of energy for the financially weak. But there is not enough “climate” in the concept, the Green leader complains.


Greens boss Omid Nouripour is skeptical about the previous concept for social climate money from Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD).

“With climate money, we will make sure that climate is included,” Nouripour told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday). It must “also have a control effect on climate protection”. He doesn’t recognize this in the previous proposal.

Heil had suggested people with an income of up to euros gross per month from 90 to pay a state subsidy once a year and thus compensate for rising energy prices. The traffic light partner FDP had already commented skeptically or even negatively on the proposal.

Nouripour emphasized: “We cannot spend money in this crisis without thinking about the necessary climate protection measures. Otherwise we will in the future have to spend a lot more.”

Incentives for switching important

Incentives must be created to switch from fossil to renewable energies and to energy efficiency. People then have to be given support when they switch. “We have to talk to each other in the coalition about the details,” said the Greens politician. that the project had been agreed in the coalition agreement. “We are still

discussing the best way. But one thing is clear: the climate money will be

to help households with small and middle incomes to

costs for the climate-neutral conversion of our society
support,” said Klingbeil of the Funke media group.

The coalition committee stated that Minister of Finance

Christian Lindner (FDP) would enter by the end of the year Klingbeil made it clear that he was working out a model for the

payment of climate money. Last week, Lindner criticized the Heil concept as bureaucratic. In addition, his proposal is not covered by the coalition agreement. In order to relieve citizens with low and middle incomes, Lindner proposed a tax reform. (dpa)

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