Jochen Homann: Head of the Federal Network Agency for citizen dividend on investments


"I think that's a good idea, " said Homann on Friday on the sidelines of a civil dialogue on network planning in Erfurt. If citizens invest in network expansion, the Federal Network Agency could guarantee their dividend. Thuringia's Economics Minister Matthias Machnig (SPD) said that this is a very sensible way of offering citizens investment opportunities and income from the energy transition. Federal Environment Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) had brought a "citizen dividend" of five percent annually in the discussion, so that not only a few large investors benefited. (Dpa / sh)