This Monday the Government held a meeting with the representatives of the Autonomous Communities on energy issues, during which the possibility that the royal decree will be postponed or withdrawn has been rejected before its application from this Wednesday.
This was transferred by the Minister Therese Rivera to the media after the meeting, which lasted more than two hours. From the executive, the autonomies insisted that Submit your proposals before August 31 for its possible inclusion in the energy saving plan approved last week.
“We are able to answer all questions. It is important to work togetherit is a commitment on the part of all the communities, which have underlined their willingness to collaborate”, affirms Ribera, who sees “completely wrong“to those who speak of”improvisation“by the government.
The third vice-president clarified that the royal decree “is in force” and insists that the messages received from the PP, which requested the withdrawal of the Royal Decree, “they don’t help facilitate anything“For its part, Catalonia has requested a postponement of the entry into force of the measure.
“Improvise who speaks without reading the decreewho ignores the regulations on energy efficiency in force since 2009. Anyone who ignores the regulations since 1997 is improvising”, criticizes the vice-president and minister.
Ribera defended in his initial appearance that the measures proposed by the executive comply with labor laws, showing “surprised” by the “change” of speech that an autonomous community had throughout the week, something that, according to him, “does not help to change anything”.
This meeting was chaired by the Vice-President and Minister for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Therese Riverain collaboration with the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Maroto Kingsand the Secretary of State for Energy, Sarah Aagesen.