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Environmentalists: fuel tax, the economy would not damage

aviation fuel is tax-free. You would like to change this, you could save a massive CO2, say environmentalists, relying on an unpublished EU study. The economy would not damage.

A European tax on aviation fuel could help to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, solid. This is from a so far unpublished study by the EU Commission, the environmental Association "Transport and Environment" cited.

After a year could be 16.4 million tons of CO2 saved, if kerosene were taxed more. This would correspond to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in aviation by eleven percent. Converted to road traffic, the saving would have the same volume as the emissions of eight million cars on Europe's roads.

more Expensive Tickets, more revenue

The result, according to the environmental protection Association: airline tickets would go up by approximately ten percent more expensive, and thus less people would take the plane. Although this would have for the aviation industry as a slump in the value-added by eleven percent, which could also cost eleven percent of the Jobs. The bottom line, but kerosene would not hurt to tax the economy and the workforce, because additional income in the amount of almost 27 billion euros accounted for the negative effects of betting.

The EU-Commission confirmed to have the study in the order given, would not comment on the content but still. A report will made at the time, it was said, from Brussels.

The top candidates for the European elections, Manfred Weber and Frans Timmermans, to advertise both for a kerosene tax.

the tax exemption for kerosene.

The number of air travel has been increasing for years, and thus also the CO2 emissions of aircraft. Kerosene is tax-free. Environmental organizations are calling for this to change. Last week, in support of the two leading candidates for the European elections: Both the CSU politician Manfred Weber, the candidate for the EPP, as well as the Dutch social-Democrat Frans Timmermans came to the appeal of the environmentalists joined in the TV duel.

choosing the arena: sparring with climate focus, 08.05.2019 Atlas |Belgium |Brussels

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