Electricity price crisis: Listhaug believes Norwegians should get thousands of kroner from the government before Christmas

Sylvi ListhaugPictured is Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party (FrP) politician known to be vocal about immigration. Photo: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB
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The government has to give Norwegian consumers thousands of kronor back before Christmas, Progress Party (FRP) leader Sylvi Listhaug told the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.

According to figures from Energi Norge, the Norwegian state is likely to receive NOK 30 billion more from hydropower production this year than last year. Municipalities can expect an increase in revenues of around NOK 9 billion due to the extreme prices in the power market.

“It is quite extreme how much the state rakes in. Even the large extra tax bill the government will send to people next year pales in comparison to what they’ll get for electricity,” FRP leader Sylvi Listhaug told Dagens Næringsliv.

She believes the government should put forward measures to remedy the electricity prices when negotiating the budget with the Socialist Left Party (SV).

“The electricity crisis couldn’t have been a surprise to the red-green parties, as it has hung over Norwegian consumers all autumn,” she said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Electricity price crisis: Listhaug believes Norwegians should get thousands of kroner from the government before Christmas"

  1. Steven Bjørn | 4. December 2021 at 19:08 | Reply

    Of course the government should gives us a rebate, the electric bills are scandalous and crippling

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