News Digest Item
27 Oct 2016

“Extending the nuclear fuel tax”

German Bundestag

The Green group in the federal parliament (Bundestag) calls for extending and raising the nuclear fuel tax beyond the end of this year, according to a parliamentary motion. “With the nuclear fuel tax, or nuclear fuel rod tax, we have a target-oriented and effective instrument to have the nuclear industry appropriately contribute to the social costs” of the nuclear clean-up, says the motion. The tax is payable by nuclear power station operators whenever they use new fuel elements in their reactors and is currently to run out at the end of this year.

Find the motion in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.

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