German government plans CO2 price for waste incineration

Since 01.01.2021, gasoline, diesel, heating oil and natural gas have been subject to a CO₂ price. Anyone who puts these fuels into circulation or supplies them must buy so-called emission rights in the form of certificates. The background to this is the Fuel Emissions Trading Act (BEHG), which provides the legal framework for national emissions trading in the transport and heating sectors.

In the future, the pricing of CO₂ emissions from fossil fuels is also to be applied to coal and waste fuels. The German government plans to implement this from January 2023.

The government bill is currently being examined by the Bundesrat and Bundestag. If a CO₂ price is actually levied on the incineration of waste, disposal costs are expected to rise in the coming year.

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