The power support fails in every way
Gunnar S. Eskeland: The electricity support only so far amounts to half of the amount Norway will give Ukraine over five years. All the worse that it reinforces both energy scarcity and economic inequality.
Electricity subsidy without upper limits helps people to maintain electricity consumption, and mostly those with higher incomes and wealth: houses, cottages and cars. Thus, those with a robust economy will contribute even less to the necessary energy savings, Gunnar S. Eskeland writes.
His feature article Strømstøtten feiler på alle måter (in Norwegian) was published in Dagens Næringsliv on 22 February, 2023.