Janet Sanz attributes to the PP the "legal loop" that does not allow a change of energy model
BARCELONA, 3 May (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Vice President of the Environment of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB) and Councilor for the Presidency, Water and Energy of the Barcelona City Council, Eloi Badia, explained that the public energy marketer of the Catalan capital, Barcelona Energy, will have fees for municipalities and citizens that will promote self-consumption and progressivity.
In his speech on the day 'Public energy marketing: municipal experiences and citizen involvement', Badia said that Barcelona Energy, which will begin operating this July, will have adapted rates for producers and in different sections, for which they will be rates progressive and environmental sensitivity.
In this regard, he indicated that work is carried out on three tariffs: a fixed one, in which you want to introduce sections - progress - and the 'per capita' --to avoid very high fixed costs--; solar, and another variable - now on an hourly basis according to market price -, and also said that a social package is being studied, as well as giving "effective response" to energy poverty through Social Services.
At the beginning, Barcelona Energía will manage the electricity for the City Council, although at the end of 2018 it plans to open to individuals: "The citizens will be producers and protagonists and will decide on the surpluses", and the councilor has detailed that on July 1, 1,000 contracts will be made to the marketer, which has the City Council with the equipment, which would mean a saving of half a million euros.
Badia recalled that the "liberal regulations" cause the administration to be limited to 20% of the turnover, so that initially only 20,000 residents of the city will be able to access public supply, so a registry will be opened and the consistory will serve according to request order.
"There is no reason why, in Spain, in the 21st century, there is 10% of the population excluded from these services", so it has opted to begin to understand energy as a common good and a basic service that also allows welcome people who generate renewable energy.
LACK OF REFORMS
The deputy mayor of Urban Planning, Mobility and Ecology of Barcelona, Janet Sanz, criticized Thursday the central government of the PP for not promoting reforms in the current energy model: "He has enough political support to not make reforms and maintain the legal bond that does not allow the change of model ".
At the opening of the day, Sanz said that the municipalities should be alternatives to "basic rights marketing and the PP oil party, which continues to legislate."
The councilor has assured that, many times, the regulations and laws "play against" the new policies that fight against climate change, such as the commitment to renewable energy and self-supply, so she has asked the consistories to work on ambitious way.
"Distribution is the pending battle in this global strategy of changing the model towards renewable and proximity energies," said Sanz, who has asked to involve citizens in this transformation as an indispensable condition to move towards a common model that exceeds competencies and municipal boundaries