After numerous ad hoc reactions to the horrendous price development as a symptom of the current energy crisis, the longed-for legislative proposal to reform the EU electricity market followed in March. Little has remained of the fundamental revision that was promised. AK demands that energy supply be legally established as a central part of public services. Security of supply, affordability and sustainability in the sense of decarbonisation must be legally anchored as overriding goals. The consumer prices for electricity must reflect the actual production costs.