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09 Nov 2018

Angela Merkel’s Conservatives reject CO2 price proposal

CDU / CSU parliamentary group

The parliamentary group of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Conservative alliance (CDU/CSU) has rejected environment minister Svenja Schulze’s proposal to introduce a price on CO2 emissions. “We say No to higher taxes on petrol and heating oil,” said Georg Nüßlein, vice head of the parliamentary group. “We have to reach our climate targets with innovation and technological competition instead of making mobility and living more expensive.” He said in a press release that higher taxes on petrol would hit inhabitants of rural regions who are dependent on the car. “There is no way we would support that.”

Find background in the articles German env minister plans CO₂ price concept to boost climate action and Germany may have to buy way out of EU climate goal - ministry paper.

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