France should adopt carbon tax, government to be told
Climate and energy experts say French consumers should pay a carbon tax on their fossil fuel emissions from 2010, Environmental Finance reports.
A panel of experts led by former Socialist prime minister Michel Rocard recommended in July that consumers are charged €32 per tonne of carbon dioxide ($46/t CO2) emitted in 2010. This figure will rise to €100/t by 2030.
Consumers will be taxed for emissions from heating and transport, but not for their electricity consumption – the panel failed to agree whether electricity, much of which comes from nuclear energy in France, should be included in the levy. Read more (Environmental Finance)
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23 July 2009