The Norwegian government wants to support its climate plan by increasing the CO2 tax by 28%.
In the proposed state budget, the tax will be increased from NOK 591 to NOK 766 in 2022. That corresponds to a 28% increase in addition to price adjustments.
“This increase is a sharp change of pace in Norwegian climate policy,” Minister of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn (V) accentuated in a statement.
The CO2 tax was one of the topics that created problems in the “red-green” coalition talks. Disputes over the CO2 tax are allegedly one of the reasons why the Socialist Left Party (SV) withdrew from the talks.
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