Energy & Climate: Orgalim position on the proposal for revising the Energy Taxation Directive
Published: 21 January 2022
Policies & Issues: Energy & Climate
Europe’s technology industries, represented by Orgalim, support the proposal for a new Energy Taxation Directive (COM (2021) 563) (henceforth the Directive), adopted by the European Commission on 14 July 2021.
We support the revision of the Directive and see it as an opportunity to align the taxation of energy products and electricity with European Union energy and climate policies and eliminate the exemptions that de facto favour fossil fuels, while contributing to the fragmentation of the EU’s Single Market. The planned revision should take into account the changed energy mix with a higher share of renewables – green energy must become the cheapest energy carrier by default.
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Adviser - Energy and Environment