Podemos has sent this Thursday, hours before the meeting with the third vice president Theresa Rivera, a document that details several additional measures for energy savings and the reduction of household bills. This has been reported by sources of the purple force to Public. The parliamentary spokesman for United We Can, Paul Echeniquehas been in charge of transferring a proposal that includes, among other measures, a progressive electricity bill and new taxes on yachts, private planes and luxury cars.
Among the new Podemos proposals to include in the energy saving plan is a progressive electricity rate depending on the electricity consumed. The objective is “that those who have a reasonable consumption pay less and that those who have excessive consumption pay more”.
The purple force argues that it is common at the municipal level to establish the price of water based on the cubic meters consumed. “As more water is consumed, more is paid based on these sections of cubic meters consumed. The same logic must be applied to electricity bills, where there are different sections of KWh per householdwhile these sections are linked to the contracted power of the home”, they point out.
In other words, it is about implementing a progressive bill so that those households that consume little or have average consumption pay less and those households with higher consumption pay more. “It can’t be that someone using a little bit of energy to heat an 80m2 home is paying the same for a KWh as someone who is burning a lot more energy to heat a 500m2 mansion. Obviously, this logic doesn’t apply to the industrial or commercial sector, so we would talk only for household bills“, stand out in Podemos.
Another of the outstanding measures is the creation of “green taxes” to private planes, large pleasure boats and luxury cars, large displacement and/or large. Podemos explains that significant surcharges would be established on those taxes that affect the registration and use of private planes, private pleasure boats of a certain size, as well as luxury cars, large displacement and/or large cars that use fossil fuels .
In the case of those vehicles, boats or planes that are owned by Spanish people or companies but that have been registered in third countriesthey will be charged in Spain the difference between the existing taxes in our country and those that have already been paid in the country of registration.
The Government of Pedro Sánchez seek the maximum possible consensus in the energy saving plan approved in Congress last week. Now it will be processed as a bill. Therefore, Ribera has started a round of talks with different social, economic and political agents. The objective that the European Union has set for Spain is to reduce gas consumption by 7% and for this more measures will be necessary. Ahead are weeks of intense negotiations because the government must send the plan to Europe before the end of the month.