The Norwegian government is dragging its feet when it comes to tackling the electricity price crisis, Conservative Party (H) deputy leader Tina Bru believes. She says a solution needs to be presented urgently.
“It’s cold, and Christmas is approaching. Many people are carrying out Christmas shopping with a lump in their stomach while shopping for Christmas presents, preparing the Christmas dinner, and having a record high electricity bill hanging over their heads,” Bru said.
Last week, the Labor Party (AP) and the Center Party (SP), together with the Socialist Lef Party (SV), rejected a number of proposals from the opposition on various electricity measures in the Norwegian parliament (Storting). Instead, the three parties joined forces and asked the government to find measures that could ease the burden of sky-high electricity bills.
So far, the government has not submitted any proposals for measures to the Storting.
Bru says that she understands that pandemic management takes up a lot of resources at the moment but notes that the government and the SV presented a budget a week ago without additional measures – even though they already knew that electricity was very expensive.
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