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Half of the electricity bill is tax – it is offensive
"Half of the electricity bill is tax – it is offensive,"

"Taxpayers: Politicians have quadrupled the tax on twenty years."

"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."

"the DEBATE. Elskatten has quadrupled in twenty years, and today comprises one-half of the electricity bill of a pure tax. The tax on electricity is now almost as high as the odious petrol rates. It is strange, not the least of which the government at the same time that more and more people drive electric cars. Our utility bills are in addition to the complexity and many of you probably know is not really what it is they are paying for. "

"the Facilitation consists electricity costs of three parts; the consumed electricity, transport of electricity through the power grid, as well as taxes and fees to the state. The latter part accounts for about 45 percent of the total electricity bill."

"Since the electricity market was liberalised in 1996, has elskatten close to quadrupled, from 9.1 cents per kWh to the 34,70 penny. In addition, take the state out of vat on the energy tax, which brings the total tax on 43,38 cents per kWh. And taxes have regularly been raised when the price of electricity has gone down."

"The high elskatten will be particularly burdensome for households when the price of electricity is high. In 2018, the average price on the electricity exchange by over 50% and reached the highest level since 2010. For a villahushåll it meant an increase in electricity cost with up to 7 000 sek compared with the year before."

"Despite the attempts of politicians to shift the focus to the elnätsbolagen and their high fees. It is true that elnätsavgifterna have risen in recent years. But it is small potatoes compared to how much the politicians raised the tax. The government now wants to force elnätsbolagen to reduce the price by up to 20 per cent, which would reduce the cost of a normal homeowners with up to 1 000 sek. "

"What the government is, however, talking very quietly about the fact that they raised the elskatten for the same homeowners with almost 1 400 dollars in just three years."

"environmental Taxes can be sensible if they steer towards more environmentally friendly options, without hampering growth and jobs. But elskatten makes it even more expensive to make an environmentally friendly choice. Swedish electricity production is virtually carbon-free and there are no environmental reasons that justify the high elskatten. Elskatten is equally high no matter how the electricity is produced. "

"It is a purely fiscal tax whose purpose is to pull in as much tax money as possible to the treasury. How do you explain otherwise that the tax is almost as high as the petrol rates?"

"Energiöverenskommelsen 2016, whose goal is 100 per cent renewable electricity generation in 2040 a consequent increase in electricity tax in 2017 and 2019, in addition to the ordinary indexing. Therefore, there are reasons for the concern that many feel about the Januariöverenskommelsens upcoming green tax shift of sek 15 billion. At present, it is unclear how this burden will be designed, but because elskatten accounts for almost a third of today's environmental taxes, it is likely that the current high electricity bill will be even higher in the future."

"at the same time as the state withdraws check jackpot on our electricity consumption, put the politicians billions in subsidies to get us to choose more climate-friendly options. Only in the year it is a billion in aid for electric cars, a half billion to solar electricity and 350 million electric bicycles. "

"But if the purpose was to promote environmentally friendly alternatives, it would probably be better to lower the elskatten than to pay back the installments of electricity bills by different forms of subsidies that mainly benefit the big cities."

"It is high time to call your electricity bills. Even higher electricity tax would be a betrayal of all households already pay half of their bill in taxes and fees to the state. And if the politicians seriously want to get the citizens to put petrol vehicle and buy an electric car instead, it is probably time to lower the elskatten substantially instead of just blaming the elnätsbolagen. "

"That the tax on green electricity is almost as high as the tax on gasoline is directly offensive."

"nChristian Ekström, ceo of the Taxpayers"

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