About: energy taxation directive

EU eyes tax as tool in climate change fight

Taxation will not escape the European Union's plans to curb planet-warming emissions, and levies should be revamped to reflect climate and environmental costs, the head of EU climate policy said on Monday (16 November).

Germany expects tough EU talks on energy taxes to counter climate change

Germany expects tough negotiations on the introduction of new energy taxes in the European Union, a senior official said on Thursday (19 September), as the bloc considers higher prices for carbon emissions as a way to achieve its climate protection targets.
Energy 15-01-2013

EU to revive debate on minimum energy tax levels

EU officials are to debate a new set of tax proposals to promote clean fuel and erode fiscal advantages that have made diesel relatively cheap, a document seen by Reuters showed.
Brexit 21-06-2012

EU takes on UK over energy-saving tax discounts

The European Commission said on Thursday (21 June) it had told Britain to amend legislation that allows a lower rate of tax (VAT) on "energy-saving materials", or face being taken to the European Union's highest court.

Parliament shoots down Commission’s energy tax plan

Conservatives in the European Parliament delivered a setback for European Commission plans to erase tax benefits for diesel fuel, saying that a period of austerity and high fuel costs is not the time for such moves.
Climate change 13-04-2011

Britain set to veto EU carbon tax plans

The British government is "highly likely" to block European Commission proposals for a carbon tax contained in a widely-circulated draft version of the Energy Taxation Directive, EU diplomatic sources said yesterday (12 April).