Country:Netherlands
Year:1999
Policy status:Ended
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes
Policy Target:Buildings, Industry
Description:

The Regulatory Energy Tax (REB) was introduced in 1996, and since 2004 it is called the Energy Tax. Taxing energy use makes energy saving (by changing behaviour or investing in energy-saving measures) more attractive. The energy tax is levied on electricity and natural gas, and the level of the of the Energy Tax is depended on 1) the energy consumption of a customer; the higher the consumption, the lower the energy tax levied, and 2) specific agreements between different sectors and the government.

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