AcasăEurope NewsFirewood price could be capped for 6 months, exports tenmporarily limited too

Firewood price could be capped for 6 months, exports tenmporarily limited too

Published on

The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests has started the procedure for the elaboration of a draft piece of legislation aimed at capping the price of firewood and heating by-products, for a period of 6 months, informs the institution through a release sent on Thursday to Agerpres.

„Following the decision of the governing coalition on Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests has started the procedure for the elaboration of a draft piece of legislation aimed at capping the price of wood and wood products used for heating, for a period of 6 months. After elaboration, the draft will be subject to the approval of the Government,” the document reads.

In parallel with the capping of the sale price of the firewood, the draft piece of legislation will also include other measures to protect citizens, comprising the temporary limitation of exports of firewood and heating by-products, both at intra-Community level and outside the EU.

„In the context of the energy crisis that Europe is going through, as well as the short- and medium-term prospects, we are seeing a number of artificial increases in the prices of most of the raw materials used as heating fuel. In Romania, over 3 million households are heated with firewood or by-products. We believe that when whole categories of citizens risk becoming victims of unjustified price increases, in special situations and for limited periods of time, the state has the duty to intervene and block the possibility of such situations. Currently, our specialists are working to establish all the details, which we will present in a very short time,” Environment minister Barna Tanczos said.

Agerpres

Latest articles

Top 10 brands preferred by Romanians in 2024

Three Romanian brands are in the top ten most important brands preferred by Romanians,...

New banking IT development hub Raiffeisen Tech to officially launch in Romania in early July

Raiffeisen Tech, the new finance and banking tech and software development center, will officially...

Taxation of pensions, based on INS data, according to purchasing power, says PM Ciolacu

Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu declared, on Wednesday, related to the increase in the tax...

Romanian companies are accelerating pace of AI solutions implementation

The implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in Romanian companies has seen an important...

More like this

Top 10 brands preferred by Romanians in 2024

Three Romanian brands are in the top ten most important brands preferred by Romanians,...

New banking IT development hub Raiffeisen Tech to officially launch in Romania in early July

Raiffeisen Tech, the new finance and banking tech and software development center, will officially...

Taxation of pensions, based on INS data, according to purchasing power, says PM Ciolacu

Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu declared, on Wednesday, related to the increase in the tax...