Similar to Burgenland, the Chamber of Labor in Salzburg will see a safety net implemented for the heating costs of private households. In the easternmost state of Austria, the state and the regional energy supplier are creating a system to cap household heating costs depending on financial strength.
Heating costs in Burgenland are capped depending on the respective financial strength, based on the annual household net income and per social scale. If the heating costs, regardless of the form of heating, exceed a certain level, the state jumps in and pays the households money back.
AK demands 75 million euros in support
Salzburg’s state and city politicians must also come up with a solution that primarily helps domestic electricity customers to get through the heating season, demands the President of the Salzburg Chamber of Labor, Peter Eder: “Our calculations have shown that the costs for the state of Salzburg come to 75 million euros would . The funding would also help to boost purchasing power in the federal state, so entrepreneurs in the state would also be helped because people could boost demand by reducing their loss of purchasing power.”
In addition, the AK President is also demanding a brake on heating costs from the federal government, due to the massive rise in heating oil, pellet and wood prices. Most recently, Eder Freistromtage called for the approximately 50,000 residents of Salzburg to own heat pumps or electric heaters.