Italy urged to abolish "ineffective" carbon tax

MPs survey national energy challenge; recommend more liberalisation, power supply diversification

A committee of Italian MPs has recommended abolition of the country's controversial carbon tax in a review of national energy policy issued last week. The government should replace the "ineffective" measure with an "adequate and rational tax policy", said the chamber of deputies' industry committee.

The ill-fated carbon tax was introduced in 1999 before being swiftly suspended in the interests of battling inflation (EED 11/12/01).

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