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Energy Taxes and Emissions Trading on the Bumpy Road to a Climate Neutral EU

Energy Taxes and Emissions Trading on the Bumpy Road to a Climate Neutral EU ec Editorial TAX Energy Taxes and Emissions Trading on the Bumpy REVIEW Road to a Climate Neutral EU 2020–5 Han Kogels In her ‘Agenda for Europe’ (her electoral manifesto as options would bring substantial costs related to both candidate for the presidency of the European energy transition from fossil to sustainable energy and Commission) Ursula von der Leyen announced the propo- investments to adapt to the ecological effects of global sal of an ambitious European Green Deal, including among warming, such as the rising of sea levels. Although others a review of the EU Energy Tax Directive and the RSWG III did not have the task to identify political introduction of a ‘Carbon Borden Tax’ (meanwhile re-titled options for responding to the threats of global warming, into Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism). In this edi- it stated that long term strategies for all individual torial I will go into the development of these proposals in nations include policy instruments (such as standards, the Green Deal that was published on 11 December 2019, taxes and incentives, and tradeable permits) which will shortly after Von der Leyen took office. Before doing so, I induce sustainable energy choices by producers and will summarize http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png EC Tax Review Kluwer Law International

Energy Taxes and Emissions Trading on the Bumpy Road to a Climate Neutral EU

EC Tax Review , Volume 29 (5): 5 – Oct 1, 2020

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ec Editorial TAX Energy Taxes and Emissions Trading on the Bumpy REVIEW Road to a Climate Neutral EU 2020–5 Han Kogels In her ‘Agenda for Europe’ (her electoral manifesto as options would bring substantial costs related to both candidate for the presidency of the European energy transition from fossil to sustainable energy and Commission) Ursula von der Leyen announced the propo- investments to adapt to the ecological effects of global sal of an ambitious European Green Deal, including among warming, such as the rising of sea levels. Although others a review of the EU Energy Tax Directive and the RSWG III did not have the task to identify political introduction of a ‘Carbon Borden Tax’ (meanwhile re-titled options for responding to the threats of global warming, into Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism). In this edi- it stated that long term strategies for all individual torial I will go into the development of these proposals in nations include policy instruments (such as standards, the Green Deal that was published on 11 December 2019, taxes and incentives, and tradeable permits) which will shortly after Von der Leyen took office. Before doing so, I induce sustainable energy choices by producers and will summarize

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Published: Oct 1, 2020

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