Teresa Ribera (Third Vice President, Minister of Ecological Transition) maintains that the European Commission will approve the gas cap approved in Spain and Portugal. The decree law that regulates gas production in Spain has entered into force on Saturday. It sets a price limit of 48.8 Euros for the average price per megawatt for the next 12 months. However, the European Commission has not yet formally adopted support for this standard. This is expected to provide an immediate improvement for 37% domestic consumers and 70% industrial consumers.
Ribera, on the other hand has made clear that Ribera is open to the possibility of an extension of the timeline for the scheduled closing of nuclear power stations (from 2027-2035), but has not stated why. As part of the REPower EU package, the European Commission suggested this week that the EU increase the participation in the energy mix of nuclear and coal power plants to reduce Russia's dependence.