Workshop on the Proposal for a New Energy Tax Directive (ETD)

05-10-2011

This workshop aims to prepare the upcoming discussion on the European Commission's proposal for a new Energy Tax Directive (ETD; COM(2011)169) and the subsequent report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON). It will explain background and aims of the proposal as well as possible economic and social impacts and implications for growth and competitiveness. Finally, in order to understand the practicalities of such a tax, the application of energy and CO2 taxes in Sweden are explained.

This workshop aims to prepare the upcoming discussion on the European Commission's proposal for a new Energy Tax Directive (ETD; COM(2011)169) and the subsequent report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON). It will explain background and aims of the proposal as well as possible economic and social impacts and implications for growth and competitiveness. Finally, in order to understand the practicalities of such a tax, the application of energy and CO2 taxes in Sweden are explained.

External author

Rolf DIEMER (European Commission, DG TAXUD) ; Nils-Axel BRAATHEN (OECD, Environment Directorate) ; Helge Sigurd NÆSS -SCHMIDT (Copenhagen Economics) and Susanne ÅKERFELDT (Swedish Ministry of Finance, Tax and Customs Dept.)