By Marianne Körber
Everyone is for climate protection, but others should always pay. You might think so if you consider the recent dispute over energy use in homes. As we know, since January there has been a CO2 tax on petrol, diesel, fuel oil and gas, which also increases rents. Originally, tenants and landlords were supposed to share these costs, but following opposition from the Union parliamentary group, the government left the tax to tenants only. After all, homeowners have no influence over how residents heat their rooms, according to politicians and interest groups.