Updated on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 – 19:20
His Government is analyzing whether to repeat what was done in July, when it set aside 1,200 million euros to reduce the so-called general costs of the system
Mario Draghi, Italian Prime Minister Riccardo AntimianiPOOL / .
The Italian Prime Minister, Mario draghi, assured today that his Government will help citizens and companies not to suffer the high costs of the ecological transition, at a time when it is preparing to approve actions to curb the impact of electricity prices in the wholesale market.
Without giving details, his government is analyzing whether to repeat what was already done in July, when it reserved 1,200 million euros to reduce the so-called general costs of the system only in the third trimester.
These system costs are fixed, they involve around a fifth of the total costs of the electricity bill and include elements such as support for renewable energy or subsidies for the railway system (which pays a cheaper price for electricity), among others.
Thus, the Executive plans to do the same again for October-December or even approve other structural measures that serve the long term.
At the European level, “we want to accelerate the commitment to decarbonisation, reduce emissions and bet on cutting-edge technologies such as hydrogen, on which there is structured collaboration. The timetable for this process must be ambitious, but compatible with the adaptability of our economies. “, said Draghi, in an economic forum in statements collected by ..
“The State must be prepared to help citizens and companies to face the costs of this complex environmental transformation,” he added.
Electricity bills have skyrocketed in Europe due to high gas prices in international markets and CO2 emission rights (carbon dioxide), and in Italy the average price paid this Tuesday is 152.58 euros / MWh, while tomorrow will be 174.58 euros / MWh, according to the managing body of the energy markets in Italy GME.
The Minister of Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani, has already warned that the electricity bill will increase 40% year-on-year in the fourth quarter.
“The government is committed to mitigating the cost of the bills due to these international circumstances and that the transition to more sustainable energy is quick and does not penalize families,” the minister stressed.
The leader of the far-right League, Matteo salvini, said on Tuesday that “you cannot wait for the electricity bill to increase by 40%” and has asked Draghi to “take measures to cut taxes on bills so that this increase is zero.”
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