Around 50,000 Norwegians are affected by energy poverty

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About 1% of the Norwegian population is affected by energy poverty, according to researcher Torjus Lunder Bredvold at Fridtjof Nansen’s Institute.

That amounts to 50,000 people, and they are not the ones who will get the most money back through electricity tax cuts, according to Bredvold.

“Those who have heated driveways or similar things that are not necessary, strictly speaking, to get through the winter months, will get more money back on reduced electricity tax than those who have to cut their heating at home,” the researcher and former adviser in the Green Party (MDG) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

In its amended 2022 budget proposal, the government proposes to cut NOK 2.9 billion in electricity tax.

Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (SP) believes that the tax cut benefits everyone despite the fact that those with the highest electricity bill will save the most.

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

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