Liberal leader Trine Skei Grande and Progress Party leader Siv Jensen has signed a compromise that will lead to higher taxes on polluting consumables.
– We agree that we need higher taxes on what we want less of, namely pollution and CO2 emissions, much less tax on what we want more of, namely employment, businesses and environmentally friendly behavior, says Trine Skei Grande to newspaper VG.
She is supported by Jensen, who is willing to increase fees.
– The assumption is that the money that comes into the increased pollution fees will be handed out again at the other end; to the people and businesses, so that there is a general reduction in taxes, Jensen told the newspaper.
Skei Grande put pressure on the government green shift in early July, and she has exhibited harsh demands for further support to the government.
This week, Norway signed a partnership with the EU committing to cut 40 percent of CO2 emissions by 2030.
– We have already raised 8 billion kroner in the green tax shift, but it has not been so easy to see. Now we’re going through difficult choices and changes that people will notice, said Skei Grande.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today