The Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, has warned the President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, that the plan for energy saving and efficiency measures must be complied with and that "it always shows selfishness and lack of solidarity.
This is how he pronounced on the tweet published yesterday by the Madrid president, in which she announced that had no intention of applying the saving measures energy, ensuring that Madrid "does not go out".
“It is a royal decree-law that must be complied with, but come on, we are already used to this type of response from Mrs. Díaz Ayuso, who always shows selfishness and lack of solidarity. That does not reflect the spirit of this great community that is Madrid, of which I am very proud“, the minister stated in statements to Cadena Ser collected by Europa Press, stressing that a community cannot disregard the Royal Decree out of institutional respect .
«The interesting thing is what Mr. Feijóo is going to do, because of course, just yesterday the president of the European Commission, who is from the European PP, tells us that we have to prepare for the worst and that Spain is a benchmark, but the next day Díaz Ayuso says no. Mr. Feijóo, on this occasion, will not be able to put himself in profile«, added Calviño, who stressed that the Executive is very clear about it and that it is time to adopt decisions that are »very reasonable«.
In any case, the Vice President of the Government has assured that it will be necessary to go "further" to meet the savings objectives and has indicated that additional measures will arrive in September to increase savings, accelerate the deployment of renewable energies and increase capacity gas storage. "Spain can serve as a warehouse for all of Europe," she pointed out.
Maroto disqualifies Ayuso's vision as "selfish and unsupportive"
For her part, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, has accused this Tuesday the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, of having a "selfish and unsupportive" vision after her refusal to adopt in Madrid the package of energy saving and efficiency measures.
This is how the minister has pronounced herself in an interview in 'La hora de la 1' collected by Europa Press, in which she has disfigured the statements of the president of the Community of Madrid and has expressed that Ayuso's vision is, in her opinion, , "very far from the reality that is being lived".
According to Maroto, Spain "undoubtedly" has better energy security conditions. For this reason, he has ruled that the Government "rejects this vision that Ayuso has that is selfish, that is unilateral and that is not in solidarity with countries that need help." A help that according to him has clarified is not only necessary from Spain, but "from the whole of a Europe that is stronger when it works together", he has said.
Likewise, the leader of Industry, Commerce and Tourism has expressed that, in the same way, there is a social majority that will support the norm and give a response "as is always Spain, which is up to the level of solidarity that Europe needs" . "Of course, the sectors with which I have direct communication have said so," she added.
On the other hand, he recalled that supply problems "are already being suffered by European countries" and that, therefore, given the element of solidarity that Spain has benefited from on other occasions, such as, as he has exemplified, with the Next European Funds Generation, has indicated that “it is time for Solidarity Spain”.
"Madrid will not turn off the light"
The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, announced last Monday that her government will not turn off the lights in public buildings or foreign trade shop windows to save because, in her opinion, this will generate "insecurity" and scare «tourism and consumption».
This is how the regional leader expressed herself after the Government announced that, among the measures for energy saving, it will also be forced to turn off the lights in shop windows and public buildings that are unoccupied after 10:00 p.m., a measure for which They will have seven days to complete it.