The “historical memory”, so alluded to by this coalition government for other respectable issues, has turned against it on an issue that really matters to citizens because it touches their pockets: the rise of light.
And it is that various political leaders, such as the current Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez; its vice president Pablo Iglesias; and the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, criticized in his day, when they were in opposition to the Executive of Mariano Rajoy, increases in the price of electricity of 8 and 10%, which confirms that neither then nor now do they understand how the electric system.
However, until now they remain silent before the spectacular increase they have had this week the costs of electricity in the wholesale market, whose average price has soared 102%, going from almost 47 euros per megawatt hour (MWh) last Sunday to 95 euros yesterday.
Pedro Sánchez denounced in 2014 that «The rise in electricity of 8% proves the failure of the electricity reform of Rajoy and alerts to the risk of more people suffering from energy poverty ”.
For his part, Iglesias wrote on Twitter in December 2017 that “shooting the electricity bill on a day like today”, “full cold wave”, “It only shows the greed of the electricity companies” and “if the Government consents, it will be an accomplice.”
One of the people who has retweeted that message has been Teresa Rodríguez, expelled from Adelante Andalucía by order of Iglesias.
Who also did not miss his opportunity to criticize the Executive of the PP for the rise in electricity was the current Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, who in December 2017 stated that “this Christmas the light will have a price 10% higher than that of the year past. Thousands of families will not be able to keep their homes at adequate temperatures, which will seriously affect the health of those who have the least. No decent government should tolerate it. ‘
By the way, Garzón has indicated today in his Twitter account that the Government has asked the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) to investigate “If there have been irregularities in the electricity market”, after prices soared this week.