MOSCOW, December 24th. / TASS /. The price of electricity in Europe increased 4 to 5 times during the gas crisis. At the same time, energy prices could continue to rise if European countries start consuming gas at new prices, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said in an interview with Rossiya 24 television channel.
“This artificial pressure, including political pressure, has created a scenario that European citizens now have to pay for. Prices have risen four to five times, and this is not the end of the story, as the gas has been pumped into underground gas storage facilities. ” is now used at old prices, and once the energy resources are fully consumed at new prices, electricity prices will rise higher, ”Novak said.
He added that electricity prices in Russia are many times lower than in Europe.
At the same time, Novak noted that artificial pressure is currently being built in Europe to abandon traditional energy sources in favor of the environmental agenda.
“Today, European politicians want to solve the problem of switching to solar and wind power and at the same time forego traditional energy sources. It is impossible to do without traditional energy sources, ”he emphasized.