“One for all”
All German energy-related taxes and levies should be substituted by a national price on greenhouse gas emissions (CO₂ levy), which would increase continuously over the coming years, according to a proposal by the newly-founded association for a national CO₂ levy, reports Joachim Wille in Frankfurter Rundschau. With its discussion paper, the association aims to feed into and forward the debate on a climate levy, which needed to be supported by a broad alliance of citizens, NGOs and companies, writes the association. The association’s membership comprises individuals and more than 40 companies, such as the ecologic GLS bank.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany ponders how to finance renewables expansion in the future.