EU Needs members to drop veto over carbon tax

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The executive branch of the European Union is proposing that member states drop their right to veto decisions on energy taxes, a move that could facilitate the introduction of a carbon tax across the whole bloc.

Meanwhile, the EU’s energy commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete, said Tuesday that no longer requiring unanimous votes will enable”the potential of energy tax to boost the energy transition can be discharged”

Approval of energy tax choices rather would need a majority, or 16 of the present 28 countries representing at least 65% of the inhabitants of the EU.

Scientists and economists say carbon dioxide could become a instrument to reduce emissions however warn it needs to be applied in a manner that does not disadvantage sections or even some states of the populace.



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