The Spanish Government and its partners will approve next week the surcharge to the fossil sector

The Spanish Government and its partners will approve next week the surcharge to the fossil sector to lower the electricity bill

Criticism has also intensified in recent days from the GasIndustrial association: “In the midst of a very hard crisis due to high gas prices, it can be a hard blow to an intensive gas industry, already very punished.

Although the obligated subjects are the gas marketers, there is no doubt that these costs will end up cascading over the final consumers.”

The measure, they add, will cause a cross-subsidization of costs between the different final consumers: “The contributions of the gas sector [to the Fund] will add up to a total of more than 3,500 million in the five years of validity, severely penalizing the industrial consumer.

It will weigh on competitiveness, seriously damaging it at a key moment in which industrialists are fighting for their survival, to increase their export activity and to maintain employment,” they say.

Congress will bid farewell to June with intense legislative activity on energy matters. The Lower House plans to approve next Tuesday the National Fund for the Sustainability of the Electricity System (FNSEE) with a broad consensus, according to government sources, while finalizing the approval of the law called to deduct income from non-emitting and older power plants for the cost of carbon dioxide (CO₂) , which will hit the electric companies.

Both measures, which the Executive expects to translate into a reduction in the electricity bill, will come after the Council of Ministers announced this Saturday a shock package to deal with the umpteenth increase in energy prices in recent times. It will contain, among other things, a new reduction in electricity VAT up to 5%.