Was Robert Habeck wisely advised to go public with a topic that is highly controversial in the traffic light? Only if the Green Minister of Economics is out to distract from the debate about his state secretary, including his relatives and witnesses, his approach would be understandable with the industrial electricity price.

But if he is concerned with the matter, Habeck's actions are more than strange. Thus, the coalition has another open conflict. Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) has been beating the drum for days against expensive special treatment of large companies to the detriment of small craft businesses. Justly.

It is hard to imagine that this river bridge would be demolished again at the end of the decade. Introduced subsidies can hardly be abolished. Tapping into the ancillary budget created for other purposes is self-prohibiting. The industry price alleviates the pressure to think about cheap energy production that benefits everyone. There are many reasons why Lindner should stay tough.