In response to the still extremely high and volatile energy prices, the EU Commission announced additional short-term intervention measures in the market. The AK welcomes the proposed measures. It is now up to the Member States to take them up and to implement them as soon as possible. Following the example of Spain and Portugal, it would be particularly beneficial to introduce a price cap for electricity-generating gas power plants. Such a cap would significantly lower the electricity price and take the pressure off the economy.