News Digest Item
30 Nov 2017

National CO2 tax and European carbon floor price most effective climate protection - study

German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)

A German CO2 tax in combination with a European carbon floor price would be a very effective means to protect the climate, according to a study by consultancy Energy Brainpool commissioned by the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE). This model would largely avoid both shifting emissions abroad and electricity imports to Germany, and would lower the renewable power surcharge paid for by consumers, according to a BEE press release.

Find the press release and the study in German here.

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