The climate debate in the Parliament – petrol price hits up to 12 centimes per litre aufIm the fight against the CO2 will be asked for output drivers to the checkout. Staggered the tax on fuel should be increased.94 Kommentare94Das Parliament wants to increase gasoline prices in the coming years. The national Council is followed in this point of the CO2-law the Council of States. Photo: Keystone/Gaetan Bally

In the case of the climate debate in the national Assembly of the petrol price on Wednesday, first in the focus. The great chamber is the Council of States with measures agreed to increase the price of the petrol. The increase will amount to a maximum of 12 cents per litre.

The Council remained on that course, the the Council of States, and his Commission had taken Under the impression of the climate of strikes and of new scientific knowledge, he decided to take measures, in accordance with the objectives of the climate agreement of Paris.

Fuel importers must compensate for today is a part of their imports. The cost you roll on the motorists. Today, the surcharge on petrol and Diesel to 5 cents could amount to, but below 2 cents.

SVP feared more spending

in the Future, should you need more offset and a larger part in the domestic. This increases the price of the petrol. As the Council of States, the national Council wants to limit the impact but. By 2024, the compensation is to be allowed to increase the price of the litre of fuel by up to 10 cents, from 2025 to up to 12 cents.

minorities from SVP and FDP representatives wanted to set the Maximum at 8 cents, respectively, at 10 cents per Liter, failed in its submissions but clearly. The SVP criticized already in the introductory debate of Tuesday, the costs for people working and rely on the car to be. This cheat per year 260 to 624 million francs, said Mike Egger (SG).

The FDP agreed, with few exceptions, against the proposals for a less strong increase. A year ago the party took place under President Petra Gössi (SZ) climate-swivel. The FDP well-known after a controversial internal debate, to a more ambitious climate policy.

“we have to do something to”

The proponents of a mark-up argument is that the price of petrol at the pumps until further notice, remain significantly below the value of two years ago to stay. Who need the car really, and a lot of, get anyway better on electric mobility, said Beat Jans (SP/BS). This will, thanks to the CO2 act is still cheaper.

According to environment Minister Simonetta Sommaruga of the traffic makes up almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions. It was thus the largest source of emissions in Switzerland. The so far achieved reductions in this sector were behind the goals. The reason is the increase in the number of kilometres driven and the consumption of strong vehicles are. “We have to do something.”

– Efficient vehicles to promote

Further, the second guidance block to the target values for the years 2021 to 2024 for the CO2-emissions of cars, vans and light trucks, and heavy vehicles. The national Council wants to align the values of the EU-level and the efficiency of new cars to promote.

importers have to pay when your new car is a fleet over the targets. Walter Wobmann (SVP/SO) was concerned that the emission value in Switzerland is also due to the topographical conditions, higher than in the southern countries. “We have mountains, we have so many vehicles with all-wheel drive, a powerful engine, more weight.”

Several speakers referred to the SUV vehicles skidding as “dirt”, which polluted the environment. The “exhaust lobby”, such as GLP-speaker Jürg Grossen, (BE) called the opponents of Climate action on the Road, losing to finally clear.

No climate impact assessment

The climate impact assessment, as the Council of States had decided, was deleted by the national Council. New in principle, all companies reduction obligations can be received, and the refund of the CO2 effect tax.

The majority of the climate impact assessment deemed to be unclear and difficult to implement. It was a fear, in particular, that suddenly projects and would have to pay additional charges, which are far away would be a meaningful tax circle. Instead of a climate impact assessment, the environmental Commission of the national Council has sent a postulate on the way.

(SDA / step)

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