Introduction of a European Union tax on kerosene
Question for written answer E-004459/2019
to the Commission
Karima Delli (Verts/ALE)
Kerosene is currently one of the only fossil fuels that remain untaxed. This raises crucial issues of climate justice, especially as the environmental impact of aviation, a rapidly growing industry, is constantly increasing.
The Commission has previously had a study carried out which showed that such a tax could raise EUR 27 billion per year, revenue that could finance alternatives to flying, including night trains.
The Vice-President in charge of the Green Pact for Europe has said that the Commission will soon propose the introduction of such a tax. The revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (2003/96/EC) which, according to the Green Pact for Europe, is planned for 2021 could give the Commission a convenient opportunity to introduce such a tax.
- 1.Can the Commission confirm that it will propose legislation introducing such a tax?
- 2.Within what timeframe?
- 3.Which flights will be covered and which will be excluded?
- 4.What level of taxation per litre is envisaged?