News Digest Item
30 Mar 2017

“We should lower the electricity tax”

Der Tagesspiegel Online

Germany’s electricity tax is no longer justified in its current form and should be lowered, Hubertus Heil, deputy chairman of the Social Democrats’ (SPD) parliamentary group, said in an interview with Der Tagesspiegel. The tax was introduced by the SPD and the Green Party at the beginning of the century to support clean energy generation, Heil explained. “But if power becomes more and more green, it doesn't make sense to tax this green power,” he said.

Read the interview in German here.

See the CLEW factsheets Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts and What German households pay for power for more information.

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