The Popular Party has presented this Monday its proposal for an energy plan to try to combat the price crisis. The popular pose in the document a compensation mechanism for those consumers who save and reduce their energy consumption, so that households receive a bonus when they cut part of their energy use.
The conservatives’ proposal is structured by tranches and establishes that those people who manage to save between 3% and 7% during the same month of 2021 would receive a 5% discount on their electricity bills and, in the case of gas, 10%. For the savings range from 7% to 15%, the reduction in the bill would be 10% for electricity and 20% for gas. If families manage to reduce their consumption by more than 15%, the bill will receive a cut of 20% for electricity and 40% for gas.
There are still doubts about the way in which this bonus would be financed for consumers. The PP Energy spokesman, Juan Bravo, has informed the media that during the first months it would be the marketers who would assume the expense. The conservative politician has not ruled out that this reduction in the bill can be covered through the extraordinary benefits of energy companies.
The proposal, however, casts some doubts from the point of view of the progressivity of the aid, since the most impoverished households, those that can consume less energy, will have less room for action to cut their energy costs compared to 2021. On the other hand, households with higher consumption, often with a higher income level, will have greater capacity to act to cut their consumption and receive help on their bills.
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