Public consultation on the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD)

Brussels, 14 October 2020 | Europex supports a revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) in order to enable the transition towards climate neutrality. This is an important opportunity to ensure that energy taxation policy supports the objectives of the Internal Energy Market and ensure that consumers can benefit from incentives provided by price signals from the electricity and gas wholesale markets. The energy mix is changing, with higher shares of renewable gas and electricity. In a sector integration context, electricity and gas will increasingly compete as energy carriers. Against this backdrop, our response focuses on two aspects – the effect of the relatively high tax share in the final energy bill and the need to ensure a level playing field between different energy carriers.