“40% increase this quarter”

“Last quarter the electricity bill increased by 20%, this quarter it increased by 40”. Roberto Cingolani, Minister of Ecological Transition, expressed himself in this way in his speech at the conference of CGIL Liguria ‘What development for the future of Liguria’.

“Nobody questions that the ecological transition must be made as soon as possible, without delay and with enormous sacrifices. I believe in the ecological transition, but it cannot be done at the expense of vulnerable categories. You know that last quarter the electricity bill was increased by 20%, this quarter increases by 40. These things must be said, we have a duty to face them “, says Cingolani.

“Then, it happens because the price of gas at the international level rises. If energy rises too much in cost, our companies lose competitiveness and citizens, especially those with lower incomes, struggle further to pay for primary goods such as energy and gas. These things must be considered as important as the ecological transition. As long as I have the honor and burden of occupying this position I will do everything to ensure that the two are never split “, he adds before reiterating that” we must remember that there is a social transition that it must go hand in hand with the ecological transition “.

BILL, HOW MUCH IT INCREASES – “An increase of this magnitude, if it were really confirmed, would be lethal for families and businesses. For a typical family it would be equivalent to 247 euros on an annual basis”. To deal in the pockets of Italians struggling with a possible increase in electricity bills is Marco Vignola, head of the energy sector of the National Consumers Union. “Such an astronomical increase would be a serious brake on the economic recovery, raising the costs of businesses and weighing heavily on the pockets of families, with deleterious effects on the restart of consumption” he continues, after the words of Minister Cingolani.

“The Government and the Parliament must in any case remedy immediately, deciding to allocate the proceeds of the market auctions of CO2 emission permits to lower bills, eliminating the system costs now outdated, such as those for securing nuclear power or the tariff concessions recognized for the railway sector, shifting the others to general taxation, such as incentives for renewable sources, which now instead end up on the invoice “, concludes Vignola.


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