Energy secretary to ‘validate’ all State energy bills before clearing them for payment


Following the ruckus with Endesa, secretary of State for energy João Galamba has been put in charge of validating all the State’s energy bills from last April onwards. A dispatch to this effect was published in State gazette Diário da República today. The government has been criticised for this attitude towards energy companies in general, but it is clear it is desperate to ensure that the Iberian gas brake mechanism is not used as an excuse to increase consumer bills.