Berlin. The climate tax for heating and refueling will not be increased in the coming year. On Friday, the Federal Council gave the green light to postpone the originally planned expansion because of the high energy prices. The increase from 30 euros per tonne of carbon dioxide emitted to 35 euros will therefore not come until January 1, 2024.
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Price makes petrol, diesel, heating oil and natural gas more expensive
The so-called CO2 price makes petrol, diesel, heating oil and natural gas more expensive and is intended to help climate-damaging carbon dioxide– reduce emissions. From 2023 it will also apply to the combustion of lignite in power plants. The operators of waste incineration plants will have to pay the CO2 price from 2024.
Habeck: Climate protection not without social justice.
“We are more cautious about the CO2 price and relieve private households and companies,” said Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Green). Fossil energies no longer have a future, but climate protection is not possible without social justice. That is why private individuals and business should be relieved in the current energy crisis.