SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct. 14 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Parliament of the Canary Islands has approved this Thursday, with the rejection of the PP and the abstention of the Mixed Group, a Proposition No of Law (PNL) of Sí Podemos in which a reform of the electricity system is requested aimed at decarbonization and affordable prices and the creation of a Canary Islands Energy Agency via amendment of the Nationalist Group.
The text also includes the articulation of measures to avoid the overpayment of companies, modify the electricity bill to reduce the percentage of contracted power and create a public entity to produce electricity – with abstention here from the Socialist Group.
The spokesperson for Sí Podemos, Manuel Marrero, has commented that the objective of the NLP is to support the national decree to limit the rise in the price of electricity with the inclusion of other measures such as the creation of a Canary Islands Energy Agency.
Marrero has said that it is necessary to introduce “justice” in the cost of the electricity bill and that the benefits “fallen from the sky” end, with electricity that “bring governments and citizens to their knees with a basic necessity.
He has indicated that the electricity contract “is an abuse” for the social majority and understands that an essential good cannot be “in private hands” of companies and power lobbies.
Esther González, from Nueva Canarias (NC), has commented that the NLP reinforces the agreement of the Council of Ministers to try to contain the rise in the price of electricity, which her group shares, although she is against it not being counted with the autonomous communities, which in the case of the Canary Islands, will lose 50 million in collection.
For this reason, it has proposed an amendment for the State to include compensation to communities and to provide facilities to create energy communities and thus “democratize” access to energy.
Ricardo Fernández (Cs) has commented that the price of electricity “breaks records” with a “disproportionate” rise that is a “more blow” for SMEs, self-employed workers and families, in such a way that “it would be desirable” to reduce the costs of the system to try to lower prices.
In his opinion, this increase “is indecency” and he understands that the Government must put an end to double taxation and its collection “voracity”.
David de la Hoz, from the Nationalist Group, has defended the decentralization and democratization of the new energy models, proposing an amendment with the creation of the Canary Islands Energy Agency, with the participation of the institutions.
CANARY ISLANDS, OWNER OF ITS OWN ENERGY
He has said that “it is not known” if the price of electricity will continue to rise because there is a lot of “uncertainty” around gas worldwide and he believes that all energy policies must be refocused, given that the Canary Islands are a “unique and different” territory.
In his opinion, the archipelago “opens an opportunity” to be “master” of its own energy.
Fernando Enseñat, from the Popular Group, has commented that “the reality” of the management of the central government is that the price of electricity rises almost daily, remembering when the resignation of Mariano Rajoy was requested for an increase of 8%.
He has said that “this is an ax blow” for families, SMEs and the self-employed and leaves the social bonus on the wing, indicating that all the State measures have been “a failure” and attacking the electricity companies, when what should be done is to lower taxes.
Jesús Ramos (ASG) has said that his group does not share all the NLP measures of Sí Podemos but does “his philosophy” of trying to lower prices because the increase in the electricity bill leads to an increase in prices of goods and services.
Ventura del Carmen (PSOE) has wondered “what would have done” Mariano Rajoy with a rise in prices like the one suffered by Spain and ten other countries and that “it is not the fault” of the Government, which this Thursday has taken forward in the Congress a decree law that “puts the consumer in the center” and not the electricity companies.