According to Consumer Protection Minister Steffi Lemke (Greens), such a system could protect citizens in the event of late payment. Your FDP colleague in the Ministry of Justice considers the implementation to be too complicated in practice.

Federal Justice Minister Marco Buschmann is critical of Consumer Protection Minister Steffi Lemke’s push for a moratorium on electricity and gas cuts. “I am in doubt whether a blanket moratorium on electricity and gas locks is a good idea,” said the FDP politician to the newspapers of the Funke media group. “Because people who can actually bear the costs will also benefit from such a moratorium.”