Vicente Vallés in ‘Antena 3 Noticias 2’. (Photo: Antena 3)
The presenter of Antena 3 Noticias 2, Vicente Vallés, returned at the last minute of this Wednesday to be one of the main trends on Twitter because of how he introduced the news of the price hike in the electricity rate.
Vallés issued the statements this Wednesday in the Congress of Teresa Ribera, the third vice president and Minister of Ecological Transition of the Government of Spain, and launched a jibe at the Executive.
“Today we are paying the most expensive price in our history, also the highest in Europe, 106 euros per megawatt hour. The increases of the last days have already eaten up the savings that the VAT reduction supposes ”, the presenter began by describing.
Then Vallés pulled the newspaper archive to criticize the Government chaired by Pedro Sánchez: “Despite criticism from the opposition and members of the legislature, the Executive has managed to carry out the decree. Of course, when the parties that now govern were in the opposition, they blamed the government for the increases in electricity ”.
“Now that they are in government, they blame the European Union and say that the rise in electricity is directly related to the European electricity market,” he said.
The presenter, then, gave way to Ribera’s statements in which he said that it is not “a situation exclusive to Spain and that the Government can resolve exclusively.” “It is closely associated with the wholesale market in accordance with the rules of the European Union,” explained the minister.
This moment of Vallés was broadcast on Twitter, reaching the trending topic. The video has more than 20,000 views and has almost 2,000 likes.
This Wednesday, the value of the megawatt per hour in Spain rose to 106.57 euros, an increase of 4.6% compared to Tuesday, thus pulverizing the previous maximum, the 103.76 euros / MWh that marked on January 11, 2002.
The 21 days that go to July mark a rise of 35.4% compared to the same month of 2020, when the average cost moved at 62.67 euros. Today’s bill would rise to 84.87.
This figure is also notably higher than those recorded so far in 2021, according to FACUA records. January produced an average turnover of 80.48 euros in January; 62.08 euros in February; 70.90 euros in March; 81.55 euros in April; 82.13 euros in May and 81.27 euros in June.
This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.