The Storting may have to cut short their vacation. It will be decided on Monday. The reason is the electricity crisis. It’s expensive and the tanks have too little water.
Now the government is providing more help. There is already an arrangement. The state pays part of the bill to the people. The government will give a little more. It applies from 1 September. A month earlier than expected. Both Television 2 and NRK report this.
You have to pay 70 øre per kilowatt hour. Then you get 90% of all the above covered. Today it is 80%.
The government will also find solutions for companies in difficulty.
Magazines need more water. It may be appropriate to send less electricity out of the country.
Today (Monday) there will be many meetings. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Labour Party) will have a busy day.
Much depends on the Party of the Socialist Left (SV). They will have their own negotiations with the government. If they agree, their combined policies have enough support.
– Norwegians depend on electricity, says Støre. He promised to help.
The right is satisfied. The party itself offered 90% support ahead of the weekend. And from September 1st.
– I am very happy that the government is listening, Nikolai Astrup told Høyre. But they demand that companies receive help.
Other parties are more critical of the proposal. They think electricity is still too expensive.
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