Factsheet: CO2 Tax on energy products

CO2 Tax on energy products

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Description: 
The act introduces a tax on certain energy products depending on their CO2 emissions. The Act on the Carbon Dioxide Tax on Certain Energy Products and the Act on the Energy Tax on Mineral Oil Products oblige companies producing, processing, possessing, receiving or dispatching energy products to pay a defined amount of tax (§ 1 Act 313/2012 and § 2 Act 321/2011). This amount is lower if the fuel is blended with biofuels (Annex 2 Act 313/2011). Biogas (for stationary engines >1000kW) also has a specific tax.
Goal/Aim: 
Reduce CO2 emissions.

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