Aviation fuels have been exempt from taxation under the Energy Taxation Directive since it was introduced. The revision of the ETD would put an end to this unfair tax privilege that aviation has enjoyed and ensure taxation rates better integrate the environmental impact of fossil kerosene. This briefing from T&E highlights the good aspects and the problems of the revision of the ETD for aviation.
Fit for 55: Energy Taxation Directive, Ending one of aviation’s most unfair tax privileges
See also: Taxer les vols en jets privés: €660 millions de recettes pour le gouvernement d’ici 2030 (Taxing private jet flights: €660 million in revenue for the government by 2030)
More punitive taxation of jets would raise funds to invest in the decarbonization of aviation. But only flights in carbon neutral jets should be authorized in France after 2030, proposes the group Transport & Environment (T&E).