On the path to decarbonisation, it is more urgent to encourage consumers to change behavior than to reduce the tax burden on companies. The idea is defended by Pedro Amaral Jorge, president of the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN).
In an interview with Negócios and Antena 1, the official defends the creation of incentives for the consumption of electrical equipment. “We think it would be relevant to have tax incentives for this change in energy consumption, that is, to move everything from a fossil base to an electrification base, because we tend to increase the incorporation of renewables by more than 80% by 2030”, begins by to say.
In practice, he explains, “we are talking about transferring the consumption of natural gas from boilers to electric accumulators, heat pumps, electric mobility”, he explains. For example, “today I can buy a car on lease, but I cannot buy photovoltaic equipment or other technology for leasing self-consumption, because the financial sector does not have products, because they are not regulated and legislated for this to happen”, he laments. responsible, in an appeal to the next Government.