1 April 2020
WindEurope response to the European Consultation on the Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive
WindEurope welcomes the European Commission’s consultation on the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive. Energy taxation can give clearer price signals to support decarbonisation and the energy transition. The revision of the Energy Taxation Directive is an opportunity for Member States to push for renewable based electrification and to ensure Europe reaches both, its 2030 renewable targets and carbon neutrality by 2050.
WindEurope calls for the revised Energy Taxation Directive to:
- Be aligned with the European climate and energy goals,
- Provide a level-playing field for renewable electricity, and
- To factor-in new technologies such as storage and renewable hydrogen
Read the position paper