Germany expects tough EU talks on energy taxes to counter climate change

By |september 20th, 2019|energy tax, energy taxation directive, energy taxes, News|

Germany expects tough negotiations on the introduction of new energy taxes in the European Union, a senior official said on Thursday (19 September), as the bloc considers higher prices for carbon emissions as a way to achieve its climate protection tar...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Germany expects tough EU talks on energy taxes to counter climate change

EU eyes end of energy tax waivers for air and sea transport sectors

By |september 10th, 2019|air transport, carbon emissions, Climate Change, energy tax, Finnish Presidency, News, sea shipping, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Union is studying a reform of energy taxes to align them with climate targets, an EU document showed, listing as possible measures higher minimum tax rates, fossil fuel levies and the end of waivers for the air and sea transport sectors.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU eyes end of energy tax waivers for air and sea transport sectors

Researcher: Lowering electricity taxes is cheapest way of meeting EU climate goals

By |junij 19th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, coal phase-out, electricity market, energy poverty, energy tax, EU structural funds, green taxation, Just transition, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, phasing out fossil fuels|

The energy transition will hit the poor hardest unless it's balanced by a shift in taxation, says Christian Egenhofer. The EU needs to acknowledge this and get started by lowering taxes on electricity to achieve the EU’s carbon reduction goals at least cost, he argues.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Researcher: Lowering electricity taxes is cheapest way of meeting EU climate goals

Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of ‘yellow vest’ protests

By |december 5th, 2018|Climate Change, Emmanuel Macron, energy tax, French elections, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Marine Le Pen, News, yellow vests|

France's prime minister on Tuesday (4 December) suspended planned increases to fuel taxes for at least six months in response to weeks of sometimes violent protests, the first major U-turn by President Emmanuel Macron's administration in 18 months in o...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of ‘yellow vest’ protests

‘Yellow vests’ show limits of consumer acceptance on climate change

By |november 30th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, Climate Change, energy tax, energy utilities, France, News, Renewable Energy, utilities, Vienna|

As the European Commission unveiled its long-term vision for greenhouse gas reduction on Wednesday (28 November), a yellow cloud hung over the grand pronouncements.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ‘Yellow vests’ show limits of consumer acceptance on climate change