21 Mar 2011
Minimum tax per 10 kWh for LPG and NG increased from present 10 cents to 36 cents in 2018
Minimum tax per 10 kWh for diesel increased from present 34 to 36 cents in 2018
Minimum tax per 10 kWh for petrol reduced from present 41 to 36 cents in 2018
The evaluation of CO2 advantages has very little impact - less than 0.3 cents/10 KWh difference between best and worst fossil fuel option, and less than 1.7 cent/10 kWh difference between fossil fuels and biofuels.
Fossil fuels use for heating or for electric power generation would have an energy tax which is only 1.6 % of the "energy" tax charged on motor fuels.
All of the above listed fuels will in principle have the same total fuel tax when comparing the tax on an equal amonut of energy content (the CO2 element is so small that it makes no difference).
The proposal would, if accepted, mean the end of the market for vehicles fuelled by NG/biomethane or LPG within the EU. We would then be completely dependent on crude oil based fuels (with or without mandated additions of liquid biofuels). Hardly the way to increase security of supply, and finding alternatives to crude oil with fast increasing prices. Also no support of fuels with low emissions of CO2, and toxic or carcinogenic matter.