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Eesti CEO urges CO2 tax on Russian power imports

Friday, 18 October 2019

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The CEO of Estonian power producer Eesti Energia, Hando Stutter, has suggested that without a carbon border tax imports from Russia and other non-EU countries are undermining climate goals.

The stated-owned utility has complained for many years of unfair competition from Russia, where carbon taxes are not levied in addition to cheaper costs of production via domestic natural gas.

Said Stutter: 'It will be easy to calculate the CO2 component of Russ...

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