The government will double the energy tax for business

Energy taxes for both industry, agriculture and for, among others, the cement producer Aalborg Portland and the Danish brickworks must be significantly increased.

It is part of the government’s proposal for a green tax reform. This is what Børsen writes, who has spoken with Minister of Taxation Morten Bødskov (S) and Minister of Climate Dan Jørgensen (S) about the proposal, which will be presented on Monday.

– The proposal must help to keep the hand under Danish workplaces, at the same time as we can start the green transition, says Morten Bødskov to Børsen.

– With the proposal, we are moving towards a more uniform taxation of CO2 emissions, he says.

The government’s proposal does not propose to introduce a general CO2 tax, which, among other things, the Climate Council wants.

Instead, the government will introduce a higher energy tax for business.

The tax must increase by six kroner per gigajoule. That equates to more than a doubling compared to today for the industry. It is a fivefold increase for agriculture and horticulture.

And for cement producers and brickyards, the tax increases from zero kroner to six kroner per gigajoule.

DR Nyheder, which has seen the plot, writes that the business community, which is facing higher taxes, will in turn receive a discount on new investments for a total of DKK 4.5 billion.

The taxes must be phased in from 2023. The government’s proposal for a tax reform will reduce CO2 emissions by 0.5 million tonnes by 2025.

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