Joint Letter to EU Member States on the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive


In a joint letter to EU Member State representatives, the EU Biofuels Value Chain and the European Biogas Association express concerns about the unfair discrimination among different renewable fuels, within both the European Commission proposal and the latest draft compromise text prepared by the Council Presidency on the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive.

This discrimination would lead to an unpredictable and arbitrary energy taxation framework, in breach of the EU Climate Law and basic principles of EU Law, as well as undermining international competition.

The signatories state that:

  • Energy taxation should adequately reflect renewable fuels’ sustainability and GHG savings compared to fossil fuel
  • Energy taxation should remain pragmatic and incentivise investments, predictability and fair competition considering international dimension

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