The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, has accused the PP of being “creating noise, tension and mistrust” about the energy saving decree law, and precisely this “confusion” generated by the popular is what has motivated call this Monday’s meeting between the Government and the autonomous communities. In statements to the media, Maroto has indicated that it is necessary to guarantee the implementation of the measures included in the decree approved on Monday, which come into force on Wednesday at 00:00 hours, and that they try to comply with the European Union’s energy saving recommendation. Maroto has indicated that the industry, commerce and tourism sectors have told him that these are “sensible and easy to apply” measures. , emphasizing that mistrust has been created by the leaders of the PP. “They criticize some things that seem not to have been read”, said the minister. It was the “noise and confusion of the PP that have motivated the meeting this Monday” between the Government and the autonomous communities, Maroto underlined, emphasizing that the appointment will try to clarify the norm, which “is to be fulfilled”, and guarantee the correct application by public administrations, which must be an “example” for the private sector and families. “The conference is looking for sufficient confidence from the councilors so that the decree can be complied with”, she indicated. The minister added that there are countries in the European Union that are taking measures “even more drastic than Spain” and has argued that the problems “may be greater in the future if savings are not made now”, which is why the Government has anticipated taking “sensible” measures and asking “responsibility first to the administrations and then to the private sector”. Maroto has also stressed that The decree law includes flexibility in the application of different measures that attend to the claims that have been made since its approval. On the other hand, the Minister of Industry has highlighted that Spain is at the forefront of Europe in terms of renewable energies, which is why for which the necessary saving is only 7%, instead of 15% as in other surrounding countries. The Government has convened the Energy Sector Conference for this Monday to analyze j Together with the highest regional authorities in the areas of Energy, Industry and Commerce, the details of the royal decree-law on energy sustainability, saving and efficiency measures to reduce dependence on natural gas in the context of the war in Ukraine approved on Monday in Council of Ministers. The highest regional representatives in matters of Energy, Tourism and Trade, as well as the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), have been summoned to the meeting, which will be held electronically, the Ministry for Ecological Transition has reported The meeting will be chaired by the Vice President and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, together with Maroto and the Secretary of State for Energy, Sara Aagesen.
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