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16 Jul 2018

State environment ministers call for minimum CO2 price


Nine federal states’ ministers of the environment and energy are calling for the introduction of a minimum CO2 price at the federal level, according to an article in Handelsblatt. In a letter to federal economy minister Peter Altmaier, the ministers warned time is short for Germany to ensure it meets its future emissions reduction targets. The ministers also expressed their support for French President Emmanuel Macron’s push for the imposition at the European level of a minimum price of 30 euros per tonne of CO2.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the articles German environment minister open to national carbon price and Energy minister rejects idea of changing fees and taxes on energy.

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