In addition, Lindner warned of a “serious economic crisis” due to high energy prices. The primary goal must now be to stop inflation. “Not just because of the economy, but because many people also worry about being able to pay for life.”
Lindner on fracking: “There must be no taboos now”
The traffic light coalition argues about how energy security can be guaranteed. The SPD and the Greens are against fracking and extending the lifetime of nuclear energy. The FDP, on the other hand, does not want to rule that out.
“We can also use our own energy supply options. For example, the domestic gas and oil deposits, they are now much more economical than they were a few months ago due to the rise in world market prices,” said Lindner and added: “There must be no taboos now, when it comes to controlling pricing for people.”
Lindner emphasized that it was correct that there was no agreement in the coalition, but that there was no dispute. “In any case, I’m not satisfied that we are extending the climate-damaging coal, but not even considering the possibilities of nuclear energy.” He would like to know all the arguments and alternatives. The fact that nuclear energy is not even being considered bothers him in view of “these enormously increased prices”.
With regard to Russian gas supplies and the head of the Kremlin, the FDP chairman emphasized: “No, Putin does not have us in his hands, we are the designers of our destiny.” Germany can diversify its energy supply, close other supply chains and act freely.