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The PP understands Ayuso’s “anger” and offers Sánchez to negotiate the energy saving plan


“We are reaching out to the government to talk about this situation that worries us and that may get complicated from the fall,” says Bendodo


The national leadership of the PP, led by Alberto Núñez Feijóo, understands the “anger” of Madrid President Isabel Díaz Ayuso and further accusations about the energy saving plan following the “imposition” made by the government through its decree. After emphasizing that the PP is not a “monolithic” party, “Genoa” accuses the executive of again “losing shape” by not seeking consensus, but offers to agree on measures on the matter.

“We are again turning to the government to sit down and discuss how to deal with this situation, which is now worrying us and which can become very complicated from the autumn,” said the general coordinator of the PP, Elías Bendodo, the has done so claims the energy plan submitted by his party.

When asked specifically how he feels about Ayuso considering bringing this government decree before the TC, Bendodo has indicated that one can understand the “despair”, the “anger” and the “disappointment” of the Madrid president and other positions, such as z like the Mayor of Vigo, Abel Caballero, for the “lack of dialogue and specificity in the actions”.


“We understand the situation that Ayuso presents. The Presidents of the Autonomous Communities and the Mayors are the ones who have the autonomy to apply or not the measures proposed by the government,” he said, stressing that “the PP is not a monolithic party” but “trusts the territories that people and the autonomous governments”. “Therefore, without any doubt, common sense is being used,” he explained in an interview on TVE collected by Europa Press.

What the PP’s vote will be if this decree reaches Congress to be ratified, Bendodo has not specified at this time. “Let’s see, we have to be serious. We are in a complex, complicated situation, not only in Spain but throughout Europe, with an energy crisis looming that complicates the current situation and the situation for the coming months,” he said.

The PP’s ‘Number Three’ has criticized that in Spain the government is committed to ‘politics’ and that the PP is responsible for ‘making administrative proposals’, with roles ‘changed’. According to him, the speech of the PP is “clear”, while the government announces “gimmicky” measures.

Bendodo has indicated that it is “not serious” that the government’s approach to tackling the energy crisis is limited to air conditioning or heating, removing the tie or shutting down shop windows. “That’s not serious, that’s dubious,” he emphasized.


On the contrary, he stressed that Alberto Núñez Feijóo has an energy plan that “envisages extending the useful life of Spain’s five nuclear power plants, which produce 20% of the country’s electricity”; a “firm commitment to biogas and hydrogen”; and use European funds to expand the gas network in Spain.

As he has underlined, these are measures similar to those promoted by other European countries, as opposed to the measures proposed by the government, which tend to give “the image of a country with low solvency”. . “We shake hands with the government and they understand that we are leaving with good will,” he added.

Bendodo has pointed out that the government “always goes astray” because “what was a recommendation” on energy saving “is now a regulation by decree”. In his opinion, one must sit down with the parties, the autonomous and the municipalities in order to come to an agreement instead of getting information from “the newspapers”.

“What work does it take to expand the dialogue and for the government to sit down with the FEMP, the Autonomous Communities and the PP itself so that they can explain to us what they want to do?” he asked, adding if this is the They will “understand” the case as a recommendation from Europe, but “swallowing” the “imposition” makes it difficult for them to “accept” it.


Given that Feijóo’s plan includes measures that Pedro Sánchez is now proposing, such as lighting or lowering the air, Bendodo has insisted “it’s in line with what other countries are doing,” and defended, “not ideological ones.” To have prejudices to face the crisis, but “common sense” using “all resources”, such as nuclear energy.

“The energy crisis cannot be met with ideology,” he added, underlining that in other countries there is already talk of extending the useful life of nuclear power plants, but in Spain, because of an “ideological prejudice on the left,” this “condemns not to do it.” In his opinion, Spain “cannot consider this luxury”.

In the same vein, the PP’s Deputy Economy Minister, Juan Bravo, described it as “surprising” to hear the governor speak of unilateralism when, through this royal decree, they act “without regard to the autonomous communities”. local entities and affected sectors”. “Maybe they’ll improve with those words,” he added.


In an interview on Antena 3 collected by Europa Press, Bravo has also accused the government’s third vice-president, Teresa Ribera, of asking Spaniards for “solidarity” when she was “the first” to say that Spain had “none” had to support because I had done my homework better.

In this sense, Bravo has indicated that anyone getting close to reality is listening to the PP leader, who points to the need for an energy efficiency plan that must be “agreed and recommended, never imposed”.

Likewise, he has warned that we have legal certainty and must meet “the entire legal issue”, stressing the states of alarm during the Covid-19 pandemic which were eventually “declared unconstitutional”.

“It’s also surprising that if Europe has set a date for this cut for March 2023, why are the measures being extended to November?” he wondered, while claiming that Sánchez “should be the first to make a mark.” puts”.


Source europapress.es

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