Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes
Policy Target:Lighting
Agency:Directorate General of Energy and Geology, Ministry of Environment Spatial Planning and Energy
Legal References:Decree-Law nº 108/2007, 12th April
Penalty:Penalties are foreseen for non-compliance

In 2008, the Portugeuse 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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