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Taxing Energy Use 2015 – OECD and Selected Partner Economies - Publication launches on Thursday 25 June, at 11:00 a.m.

 

 22/06/2015 - A new OECD report, Taxing Energy Use 2015 – OECD and Selected Partner Economies. compares taxes on energy use in 41 countries worldwide, which together use 80% of global energy. 

 

The new research presents a systematic, comparative analysis of the structure and level of energy taxes in the 34 OECD member countries and seven G20 partner economies: Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

 

The report translates statutory tax rates into effective tax rates per unit of energy and per unit of carbon dioxide (CO2), for a wide range of energy types and uses.  Country similarities and differences are highlighted using innovative graphical formats. In addition, the report presents graphical profiles of energy use and taxation in the seven partner countries.  These complement the profiles for OECD countries presented in the 2013 Taxing Energy Use publication.

 

For further information on the report, or to arrange advance interviews with OECD experts, contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).

 

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of Taxing Energy Use 2015 – OECD and Selected Partner Economies, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.

 

The report will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the report by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent to embargo@oecd.org.

 

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