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Taxing Energy Use 2019

Using Taxes for Climate Action

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Available from October 15, 2019

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Well-designed systems of energy taxation encourage citizens and investors to favour clean over polluting energy sources. In particular, fuel excise and carbon taxes are simple and cost-effective tools to curb dangerous climate change. Energy and carbon taxes also contribute to limiting health damage from local pollution. Taxing Energy Use (TEU) 2019 presents a snapshot of where countries stand in deploying energy and carbon taxes, tracks progress made, and makes actionable recommendations on how governments could do better. The report contains new and original data on energy and carbon taxes in OECD and G20 countries, and in international aviation and maritime transport.

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Using taxes for climate action

Global energy consumption rose strongly in 2018, and so did energy-related CO2 emissions, which reached a new all-time high. This is disconcerting, as meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement will require deep cuts in emissions.

Taxing Energy Use 2019 presents a snapshot of where countries stand in deploying energy and carbon taxes, tracks progress made, and makes actionable recommendations on how governments could do better. Tax rates and tax coverage are detailed by country, sector, energy source and tax type.

The use of a common methodology ensures full comparability of tax rates and structures across countries. Summary indicators facilitate cross-country comparisons. The Taxing Energy Use 2019 brochure highlights key facts and figures that are featured in the publication, due to be released mid-October 2019.

Taxing Energy USE Brochure 2019

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Full launch content

The launch of the report on 15 October 2019 will be accompanied by country notes explaining how the 44 OECD and Selected Partner Economies tax energy use. You will also be able to compare energy and carbon taxes in your country to others, using the interactive Compare Your Country tool.

 

 

 

THE TAXING ENERGY USE SERIES

Taxing Energy Use provides unique information on energy and carbon taxes in OECD and G20 countries. Tax rates and tax base coverage are detailed by country, sector, energy source and tax type. The use of a common methodology ensures full comparability of tax rates and structures across countries. Summary indicators facilitate cross-country comparisons. Well-designed energy tax systems encourage citizens and investors to favour clean over polluting energy sources. Reforming energy tax systems is a key component in the fight against climate change and delivers co-benefits in the form of reduced health damages from local air pollution. The series enables policy makers and the general public to keep track of progress made and identify opportunities for improving energy and carbon price signals.

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