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...

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Think tanker: E-mobility push won’t affect EU oil demand significantly until 2040s

By |november 30th, 2017|car industry, energy taxation directive, energy taxes, News, oil and gas industry, oil prices, road transport|

The IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook suggests the EU is set to wean itself off oil even as global consumption continues to rise. EURACTIV.com asked Georg Zachmann, a senior fellow at the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel, how he sees oil demand in the EU changing in the coming years.

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Fair fuel pricing: A test for Europe’s climate ambitions

By |november 30th, 2017|carbon tax, diesel cars, energy taxation directive, fossil fuels, fossil fuels subsidies, News, oil and gas industry, oil industry, oil prices|

Is the EU committed enough to increase taxes on fossil fuels? That is a question that needs to be raised now considering the long-running debate on the best measures, including energy taxation, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, write Kai Schlegelmilch and Zoltán Szabó.  

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