Since the previous edition of d.i.i. View, the topic of additional costs has not lost any of its explosiveness - on the contrary. These days, millions of households are receiving mail from their suppliers, and many citizens are realizing for the first time what the explosion in energy prices means for them personally. Although the federal government has launched a number of support measures, the increase in costs affects us all - and quite a few families see their financial existence threatened.
In order to cope with a difficult situation, it is not enough to complain about it. If you want to take the right measures, you have to recognize and quantify their true extent. The d.i.i. has therefore commissioned a study from the Cologne Institute for the German Economy that analyzes the development of additional costs in Germany in detail. We would like to thank the authors of the study, Prof. Dr. Michael Voigtländer and Pekka Sagner, for their excellent work, and present the most important results to you in this issue of d.i.i. View.
They show that the development of additional costs leads to a significant loss of prosperity. Political measures must therefore primarily protect low-income households. Housing companies also have options to reduce the burden on their tenants, for example with a forward-looking procurement policy and consistent energy-saving renovations. While such measures have been part of d.i.i. 's DNA for years, this potential remains unused by other players.
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