The third vice-president of the Government and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, will meet this Tuesday with the president of Naturgy, Francisco Reynes, within the framework of the new round of talks that has begun with the main sectoral agents, social, political and civil society groups to gather proposals that help Spain reduce its gas consumption with a view to designing the Contingency Plan that the Government must send to Brussels.
This will be the third of the meetings he has held since last Friday, when Ribera met with the CEO of Enagas, Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri, as part of this round of contacts. This Monday the work appointment took place with the president of Redeia, Beatriz Corredor.
Specifically, the meeting with the president of Naturgy, Francisco Reynes, will take place this Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the Ministry reported.
Within the framework of this round of meetings, next Thursday it is the turn of the parliamentary groups, as revealed by the president of the PP, Alberto Nunez Feijoo.
This round of talks is framed in the context of the design of the Contingency Plan that the Government must send to the European Commission within the community strategy to face the impact of the war in Ukraine.
This round of contacts to collect proposals between companies in the sector and economic and social agents comes after the validation in Congress, last week, of the energy saving decree, which will finally be processed as a bill for the inclusion of some modifications demanded by the partners of Government.
The decree, whose measures will continue to be applied despite being processed as a bill, includes the first package of energy saving measures planned to comply with the voluntary reduction in gas consumption, given the risk of a supply cut by Russia , as well as aid for the promotion of public transport such as free Cercanias, Rodalies and Media Distancia services from September 1 to the end of the year.
This energy saving plan, which will be completed with the design of the Contingency Plan, limits heating and cooling temperatures to 19 and 27 degrees Celsius, respectively, in public administration buildings, commercial establishments such as department stores or shopping centres, cultural spaces or transport infrastructures such as stations or airports. The norm excludes hospitals, educational centers, gyms, hairdressers or restaurant kitchens.
Likewise, it requires the lights of shop windows and unoccupied public buildings to be turned off after 10:00 p.m. and requires that before September 30, both buildings and premises have automatic closures on access doors to prevent them from being permanently open.
Commercial spaces, public buildings, cultural spaces and hotels that fail to comply with the energy saving and efficiency plan approved by the Government will face fines of up to 60,000 euros for minor infractions, up to six million euros for serious ones and up to 100 million euros for the very serious.
The same decree law also contains new calls for aid for land transport of goods, speeds up renewable energy and storage facilities and contemplates the complementary scholarship of 100 euros for anyone who receives scholarships and study aid announced by the President of the Government in the Last Debate on the State of the Nation.
Source: Europa Press