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Schulze is in favour of a CO2 tax, and criticized Scheuer

In the fight against climate-damaging greenhouse gases, environment Minister, Schulze relies on a CO2 tax. Minister of transport, Scheuers proposal to make railway tickets through tax cuts, cheaper, criticized them massively.

environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) has called for a tax on CO2 emissions.

was The idea of the CO2 gets a price, said Schulze to the news magazine "mirror". On a height they do not want to commit himself, quoted the chief of the ways of proposing as an entry of 20 Euro per ton. "So you would lie with the Fuel in the range of normal fluctuations at the pump," said Schulze.

A CO2 price, whether as a tax, levy or emissions trading, is to increase the cost of emissions and therefore climate-friendly technologies. The Federal government is currently different concepts legally, and the effects of the experts to examine.

Social compensation should be granted to

Schulze will also provide a social balance. "We want to pay the people the money from the CO2 revenue back". This medium-sized, and small income relief. People with higher incomes, big cars or houses would be a greater burden, because they could afford it.

From the point of view of the Union faction in the Bundestag should be set for the CO2-Savings of market-based incentives. Group Vice Andreas Jung holds a CO2-price for the right way: "If now carbon dioxide is a price tag, then this will come to be the most economical measure, and not the one with the greatest public support," he told the news Agency dpa. The proposals would be discussed "intensively and developed a unique concept".

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