Country:Portugal
Year:2008
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes
Policy Target:Appliances
Agency:Directorate General of Energy and Geology, Ministry of Environment Spatial Planning and Energy
URL:http://www.dgeg.pt
Legal References:Decree-Law nº 108/2007, 12th April
Penalty:Penalties are foreseen for non-compliance
Description:

In 2008, the Portuguese government imposed a new tax on inefficient lighting equipment. The tax aims to compensate the environmental costs related to the inefficient use of energy in this type of equipment, and foster the use of more efficient and economical lighting. The tax is applied to manufacturers, traders and other economical agents that introduce such equipment onto the Portugeuse market. The applied taxes are as follows: - Incandescent light bulbs: EUR 0.41 / unit - High pressure mercury vapour lamps: EUR 6.77 / unit

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