Industry blasts Norway's CO2 tax regime

Employers' organisation head says fixation with taxes ignores proven worth of other emission-cutting options

The head of Norwegian employers' organisation Norsk Industri has said a government fixation on carbon dioxide taxes is responsible for a failure to meet some important climate emission targets.

In an interview with Teknisk Ukeblad (TU) magazine, Stein Lier-Hanssen says CO2 taxes have been promoted at the expense of voluntary industry agreements and tax incentives for green technologies, both of which have proven track records.

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