In response to immediately’s publication of the European Fee’s “Fit for 55” package – a bundle of coverage and legal guidelines to deliver the taxation of vitality and electrical energy into line with the European Inexperienced Deal and EU dedication to carbon neutrality, Rebecca Hubbard, Program Director for Our Fish mentioned:
“The proposed evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive, as a part of the “Match for 55″ bundle, gives a crucial alternative for the EU to take away perverse subsidies that artificially inflate fossil gasoline consumption, like gasoline tax exemptions for the EU fishing business.”
“Globally, the fishing business produces the identical quantity of CO2 emissions by trawling the seabed as released by the aviation industry, with the EU having the heaviest trawled seas and a chronic overfishing problem. However as a substitute of grabbing the bull by the horns and proposing a speedy elimination of all gasoline exemptions for the EU fishing business, the Fee has given it a free move to proceed destroying marine life and worsening local weather change.”
“The European Fee’s weird and outrageous blind spot is very regarding contemplating that 87% of EU residents that responded to the session assist full removing of tax exemptions for the fishing business. Why does the fishing business get a free move when everybody else has to pay the true value of carbon air pollution and environmental destruction? This isn’t honest, nor does it match the purpose of carbon neutrality that the EU has dedicated to. The EU should do higher”.
Supply: Our Fish