A decree for bills and the plan for radiators: how Draghi and Cingolani’s Austerity works

A decree for bills and the plan for radiators: how Draghi and Cingolani’s Austerity works
A decree for bills and the plan for radiators: how Draghi and Cingolani’s Austerity works
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A decree for bills from electricity and gas and the plan for cutting the heating. These are the two measures that the council of ministers is preparing to launch for next week. And while the Draghi government is looking for a tens of billions and wants to change the tax on the extra-profits of energy companies by tying it to an additional IRAP, yesterday the Minister of Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani presented the project for the radiators. That is the “Gas saving plan relating to the civil, housing, residential, both public and private sectors”. Which provides from 20 to 19 degrees for buildings with central heating e one hour less coverage. But there is the knot controls for those who have autonomy. Which will be entrusted to the local police with passes to sample.

The prices of gas and electricity

How will Cingolani’s plan work? Every year the October 15 the heating comes on in approx 4,300 Italian municipalities (climatic zone E) which include large cities such as Milan, Turin, Bologna, Venice. The project foresees that “through measures of minimum reduction in heating temperatures, the use of alternative fuels for limited periods and the optimized use of energy it will be possible to achieve variable savings of the order between 3 and 6 billion cubic meters of gas in a year”. While for businesses they will come two ministerial measures which will be finalized by the first half of September. And that concern theenergy release (approximately 18 twh) and the gas release (approximately 2 billion cubic meters).

There will be controlled prices to support energy-intensive and gas-intensive companies. In practice, they will be given a share of energy at lower prices. The goal is to shift the ignition of the heater to November. Both for the autonomous users than for those centralized, as well as for all state ones. Excluded schools And hospitals. Shutdown will also be anticipated to March. In the areas of Italy where the climate is more lenient it is thought of a reduction of two degrees. An information campaign will also arrive to explain opportunities and needs to citizens and businesses. Through commercials on TV and radio. The plan follows the one for i conditioners at 27 degrees already in effect this summer in public offices.

The controls

And the controls? It will be up to local police with sample diagram, check compliance with the lowering of the temperature. Both in the condominium utilities than in offices of professionals. However, they could decide for smart working for employees. There is also the possibility of one on the table curfew for shops And public places. In this case, the shutdown of the signs would arrive at respectively 18.30 and at 23. On the other hand, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to carry out the checks in private users. Who does not have central heating could not abide by the rules.

Meanwhile, the government is also working on new decree. But before moving, he waits to understand the amount of income. Some energy companies have paid the August 31 the first installment of the extra-profit tax. But that will change: to avoid critical issues on the taxable amount and on the basis of the ruling of the Constitutional Court on the Robin Taxit goes towards the additional IRAP. In this way the government is also thinking of overcoming the possible legal impasse that could arise from the hearings of the Regional Administrative Courts some companies have turned to. Meanwhile, the news agency claims Handlegovernment technicians are studying the possibility of intervening directly for small and medium-sized enterprises in crisis of liquid assets.

The new decree

But on the table there is also the hypothesis of reserving cheap quotas of electricity (coming from renewables) for certain industrial sectors. The strategy of make more debt would be excluded, but different political forces – in particular League And Come on Italy – continue to point this way. The track of national interventions will cross with the Community one Friday 9 September, when European energy ministers will meet to discuss emergency measures. At stake are two of Mario Draghi’s workhorses: the price cap and the proposal to decouple the price of electricity from that of gas.

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