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Planes de Europa para aliviar la conmoción energética

By Duncan Mil

September 15, 2022 - La Unión Europea planea recaudar €140.000 millones fijando un impuesto sobre las ganancias excesivas de productores de electricidad de bajo costo y haciendo que las firmas de combustibles fósiles compartan una parte de sus grandes utilidades.

“In these times it is wrong to receive extraordinary record profits benefiting from war and on the back of consumers,” said Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president, in a State of the Union address yesterday (September 14, 2022).

Von der Leyen proposed a mandatory threshold of €180 per megawatt-hour (MWh) for companies that produce low-cost, non-gas energy, such as nuclear and renewables. However, member states will be free to put lower thresholds of their own.

The EU also seeks a “crisis contribution” levy from “major oil, gas and coal companies that are also making huge profits,” von der Leyen said. She said that such payments and the windfall tax would be “emergency and temporary measures”, and the bloc needed to cut electricity demand, lower gas prices and ensure the security of supply.

The proposals need member states’ approval. Energy ministers will discuss the plan on September 30.

PUBLISHED: 15/09/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images