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Podemos advocates eliminating natural gas in homes and creating public district heating systems

United We Can has proposed the Elimination of natural gas in Spanish homes, progressively replacing it with electrified systemsand the creation of public district heating systems.

These are other proposals that the minority shareholder of the Government has sent to Ministry of Ecological Transition with a view to drafting the energy saving Contingency Plan that will be sent to Brussels. That same document includes the public transport flat rate of 10 euros, the implementation of a progressive electricity rate that punishes households that consume the most and the increased taxation of private planes, yachts and luxury cars.

In his opinion, it is time to reduce dependence on natural gas and toadvance as quickly as possible in the implementation of the renewable energy.

Following the model proposed by Italy, the bet of the ‘purples’ is to test a subsidy plan and soft loans to eliminate domestic natural gas installations as soon as possible and replace them with other electrified and/or non-gas-dependent technologies, such as electric boilers, induction cookers or aerothermal energy and heat pumps.

In the document, collected by Europa Press, it is also proposed, in the medium term, “to consider the possibility of installing publicly owned centralized district heating systems, such as those that exist today in Denmark, facilitating transparent technological change for end users and benefiting from the economy of scale that entails economic savings from the beginning compared to individual boilers”.

Other proposals of Podemos are to finance 100% of the installation of photovoltaic panels in blocks of buildings in lower-middle-income neighborhoods (currently the maximum is 40%), as well as Accelerate investment and decarbonylation of public transport, increasing electric vehicles.

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