Approval for last UK energy tax exemption

The European Commission today backed a UK request to exempt firms using energy products for non-fuel purposes from the national industrial energy tax. The exemption covers so-called "dual-use" fuels such as coke in steel production, where it is used primarily as a reductant with heat captured only as a by-product. The dual-use exemption was the only part of the climate change levy package queried by the Commission when it approved the rest of the scheme last year (EED 28/03/02). See press release.

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