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02 Oct 2017

Macron’s CO2 tax suggestion revives German debate

Frankfurter Rundschau

French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggestion of introducing a CO2 tax leading to a minimum price of 25-30 euros per tonne of CO2 is entering the debate between possible coalition partners in a new German government, writes Joachim Wille in the Frankfurter Rundschau. In Germany a CO2 price of 10 euros per tonne could make the power mix more climate friendly, a study from Energy Brainpool shows. If the price rises above 32 euros, gas-fired power stations would replace lignite power, Wille writes.

Read the article in German here.

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