CO2 tax

NRC published a manifesto, signed by 71 economists, including all SFL members, advocating a CO2 tax for industry. The economists argue that “CO2 pollution must get the price it deserves”. “Through an economy-wide, uniform carbon tax everyone will pay the same amount for their CO2 emissions and the proceeds of the CO2 tax can be channelled back to compensate households for their rising energy costs.

A more detailed version was published on the ESB website.

Rens van Tilburg responded to BNR Nieuwsradio by saying that clubs like VNO-NCW lack a vision for the future: “There are already many countries with a CO2 tax. We will have to go along with this movement anyway.

Dirk Schoenmaker reacted in the NOS-news (from 6:40).