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IRU Position on a new framework for EU Energy Taxation - 2010

Adopted in the context of the revision of the EC Energy Taxation Directive, this IRU Resolution calls on the EU to develop and implement an energy policy that would effectively diversify the use of energy sources where alternatives to fossil fuels exist. It opposes the proposed changes in the calculation method of EU fuel taxation, as it would lead to increased fuel taxes for commercial road transport in the EU Member States without reducing CO2 emissions, nor effectively decreasing oil consumption, nor increasing energy diversification in the way envisaged by the European Commission.

Published on: 23/11/2010 - 08:20
Author: IRU
Type of document: Policy documents
Category: Sustainability, Trade facilitation and transit, Energy
Region: Europe
Size: 2 pages