(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV) expects back payments for energy from both tenants and owners of apartments. In particular, heating costs from natural gas have risen with no end in sight, said Engelke, head of energy and construction at VZB. This could put a heavy strain on private households, and the second relief package that the Federal Cabinet has decided is not sufficient either. Engelke called for improvements. For example, there should be a suspension of energy cuts.