In view of the looming energy crisis, all possibilities for savings are being considered. Even a speed limit on the Autobahn is no longer taboo. Even Union politicians are open.

In view of the energy crisis, parts of the CDU are open to a temporary speed limit on motorways. Party Vice President Andreas Jung called for a “power pack for energy security and climate protection” in the “Bild” newspaper (Saturday). Everything that helps over the winter and saves CO2 must go in without any bans on thinking: “Energy saving pact, nuclear energy, biomass ramp-up and temporary speed limit.” The chairman of the climate protection committee, Thomas Gebhart (CDU), told the newspaper: “We cannot afford to reject certain options from the outset for party political reasons. For me, that also means: a temporary speed limit of 130 on motorways.”