The Minister of Environment, Tanczos Barna, declared, on Tuesday, on the Talk News show from Profit TV, that what he proposed is a “zero point”, that, from now on, individual power stations will no longer be installed in the new blocks.
The minister specified that there will be no tax on existing plants until the European Commission imposes it, but he wanted to specify that the member states oppose this tax. Barna also said that he proposed a climate law in the new coalition’s governing program to legislate these provisions.
Asked about giving up apartment power plants, the Environment Minister said that what he proposed is “a zero point, so that at least from now on, in the new blocks of flats, we will not put individual power plants”.
“I do not mean the current ones. A tax on existing ones does not exist and will not exist until the European Commission imposes a tax, not only on power plants, but on residential heating, on heating, there will be a tax on both power plants and wood and coal stoves. “, Said the minister, according to news.ro.
Tanczos Barna also said that the discussion is in the sense that residential heating contributes significantly to CO2 emissions in Europe, and European Commissioner Frans Timmermans proposes a reduction in the impact of this area, by imposing taxes on citizens, but wanted to mention that this The tax is rejected by most EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe, especially the former communist states.
“You can’t give up 3 million stoves and wood-fired power plants overnight, of course we can’t accept. My proposal is that in the cities, in the new blocks of flats, the apartments should not have individual and block power plants “, he said, specifying that the emissions generated by the communal power plants are lower.
Tanczos Barna also said that he proposed the introduction of a climate law in the government program.
“We can include such provisions, because global warming is a recognized phenomenon and against which we are also fighting at national, European and global level,” said the Environment Minister, stating that “the transition will be gradual, and will last for decades.” .