“Intelligent steering of energy efficiency”
The economic ministry’s proposal to counteract low energy prices by raising energy taxes in its Green Paper on energy efficiency is suitable, according to a paper by environmental NGO Green Budget Germany (FÖS). Low energy prices harm the Energiewende and a flexible tax is worth discussing to compensate volatile energy prices on the commodity markets, according to FÖS.
Read the paper in German here.
For more on the green paper, read the article Lagging efficiency to get top priority in Germany’s Energiewende.