Kerosene tax: going it alone would be a mistake

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Eric Heymann from Deutsche Bank Research writes that a tax-free fuel for air traffic is a privilege which cannot be accepted from an environmental point of view. But he argues that, for Germany, going it alone at national level would be a mistake with traffic volume moving to neighbouring countries. Other possibilities would be the integration of air traffic in the EU emissions trading scheme. At current prices, he estimates the price surcharge to make a flight climate neutral to be roughly 5-20 euros per ticket.

Click here to read to this analysis from the Deutsche Bank Research website

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