#dieselgate: what taxes can do
Diesel cars – already under fire for their impact on air pollution – are intensifying, rather than mitigating, global warming. The solution, as GBE outlined at a hearing in the European Parliament, is to end the preferential tax treatment diesel enjoys in the EU.
Read about the latest developments in diesel taxes across Europe in 2016:
- Belgium increases diesel tax by 4 cents/L in 2016, equalising diesel and petrol taxes by 2018
- France increases diesel tax by 3.6 cents/L
- Portugal to increase diesel tax by 6 cents/L – petrol tax also up
- Spanish socialists hint at NOx tax – read about Spain’s new political pact
Meanwhile, the European Parliament agreed to weaken limits for NOx emissions from new diesel cars.