(GermanPolicy.com) – The energy security reform has been passed in the Bundestag. From now on, energy companies can, if necessary, be put under trusteeship or expropriated if they do not meet their duties and there is a risk of serious bottlenecks. At a later stage, companies in question will have to be reprivatized. With this follow-up regulation, the FDP has prevailed over its partners in government. The law requires the approval of the Bundesrat. It had not been changed since 1975. Countermeasures now extend to the production, transportation and distribution of energy.