Norwegian opposition not satisfied with proposed electricity measures: “It’s a mockery”

Bjørnar MoxnesPhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB

Progress Party (FRP) leader Sylvi Listhaug is not happy with the government’s Wednesday’s proposal aimed at solving the electricity price crisis. According to the FRP leader, the state will earn up to NOK 30 billion extra on the high electricity prices.

“It is incomprehensible that they have been procrastinating for days, and then, they come up with this. Many ordinary people are hit hard by the record-high electricity prices. Many are afraid that it will be difficult to pay electricity bills and afford to celebrate Christmas,” Listhaug told NTB.

Conservative Party (H) deputy leader Tina Bru is also disappointed.

“These are measures they could have put in place several weeks ago. Now they actually have to do as they have promised and come up with a solution that works for families with young children and students,” she said.

Red Party: Not enough

The Red Party is also dissatisfied. 

“It is far too little, and it affects far too few people. It is a mockery that they have procrastinated (this long) to (then) put in place something that shockingly affects so few people,” Sofie Marhaug said.

“Low-wage earners and the unemployed will experience problems before Christmas,” Marhaug, who sits on the Energy and Environment Committee in the Norwegian parliament (Storting), said.

She believes that many people will fall outside the new support scheme that Minister of Local Government Bjørn Arild Gram (SP) presented on Wednesday morning.

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