In the debate about Climate change is increasingly discussed on a CO2-tax. You should increase the cost of emissions of greenhouse gases and thus climate-friendly technologies. Also the top candidate of European socialists for the European elections, has expressed its support for this mechanism in order to achieve sustainability, for example, in the area of transport and building a CO2-tax could be an incentive for more electric cars or energy-related building renovation advance, said Frans Timmermans, of the Rheinische Post. “Of course, such a tax would have to be designed but social, so that small and medium-sized incomes are not burdened additionally.”

to Be more conservative competitors, Manfred Weber (EPP) looks exactly that as a Problem. He fears that climate protection with a CO2-tax at the expense of the Poorer: “the protests of The yellow West, in France, show the Concerns that people have,” said the top candidate of the Christian democratic EPP for the European elections, the Newspapers of the Funke media group. Climate protection is a Top travel destination, but had to be other issues involved. The European industry, the workers and the company should be able to keep pace with the changes.

Previously had already spoken of the CSU land group chief Alexander Dobrindt critical to a CO2-tax: “Such proposals, the lead only to price increases for consumers, clearly reject,” he told the Münchner Merkur. Today, the state is mineral oil-, Eco -, and VAT one of the biggest price drivers at the pump.

burden for citizens to weigh

the Deputy CDU Chairman Armin Laschet no longer holds a CO2-tax is still too immature, with an introduction he expects, therefore, in this legislature. Who expel more CO2, will have to pay for that, too, he said. So far, there is not a balanced model. Minister of agriculture, Julia Klöckner (CDU), pointed out that the total package needs to work in the end. In the Form, “that is not the ordinary citizen is the one to suffer”. It’ll take nothing, “a proposal to pop out, without looking at what it means to stress for the individual citizen.”

In the case of the other parties in the Bundestag, a pricing of CO2 is emitted, however, largely on consent. The German environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) has spoken out clearly in favour of a CO2-tax and the Union had shown itself to be open to it. The Greens have written such a tax also in its European election program.

The German CO2-emissions should be reduced according to the will of the Federal government, by 2030, to 55 percent, compared with 1990 levels – the target, but missed.

The Plan for a CO2 levy is to be discussed in July in a climate Cabinet of the Federal government.