Norway’s Progress Party: The government’s electricity measures are a slap in the face 

Marius Arion NilsenPhoto: Javad Parsa / NTB
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An ordinary family in Southern Norway will save between NOK 300 and 650 if the government launches its new electricity subsidy from September 1, Marius Nilsen says.

“It is puzzling and far too weak,” parliamentary representative and member of the Energy Committee Marius Nilsen (FRP) told the newspaper VG.

He has been elected to the Norwegian parliament (Storting) from Aust-Agder, one of the counties with the highest price pressure on electricity. 

The government planned to cover 90% of the electricity price above 70 øre per kilowatt-hour From October 1. However, it recently decided that the new subsidy would instead apply from September 1.

Elisabeth Sæther (AP), State Secretary in the Ministry of Oil and Energy, believes the criticism from the FRP is “strange.”

“When the subsidy rate increases to 90%, it will help people even more. The fact that the FRP is trying to ridicule the measure appears quite strange,” she said.

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

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