Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu maintains that the Romanians’ electricity and natural gas bills will decrease as a result of the proposals made by the Social Democrats in this regard and agreed in the governing coalition.
“The Romanians’ bills will decrease immediately – as a result of the PSD proposals, agreed yesterday in the coalition. PSD’s package of measures brings the price of electricity to the level before the wild liberalization made by the right wing, respectively 0.68 lei/kWh. We have also increased the cap to 0.31 lei/kWh and we have applied a 40 percent offset scheme for natural gas, so that the final prices will be lower,” Ciolacu wrote on Tuesday on Facebook.
According to him, the PSD measures also aimed at increasing the consumption volumes, both for electricity and gas, so that 90 percent of the citizens would benefit from low prices, as opposed to only 20 percent, as before.
“The PSD proposals agreed by the entire coalition must be adopted as soon as possible by a Government emergency ordinance, so that they can be applied from February 1 (including the January bill),” Ciolacu said, according to Agerpres.