In Brief: Are you in favor of a carbon tax? Recent survey finds 55% of Germans are

A recent YouGov survey for Handelsblatt finds 55% of Germans are in favor of introducing a carbon tax. In other news, France is implementing an eco-tax on airline tickets in 2020 - a tax the government expects will generate around 180 million euros a year.

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A recent YouGov survey for Handelsblatt finds 55% of Germans are in favor of introducing a carbon tax.

Not many of those surveyed, however, said they want to see the price of heating oil or gasoline increase as a result.

Germany’s environment minister Svenja Schulze presented plans for a carbon dioxide tax last week, and said such a tax should not unfairly burden low to medium income households.

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France is implementing an eco-tax on airline tickets next year. According to the French Ministry of Transport, an additional 1.50 euro to 18 euros will be added per ticket.

The French government expects the tax to generate around 180 million euros a year. Almost all flights departing from France will be affected, with some exceptions.

The money is set to be invested primarily in railways.

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Berlin’s State Office for Health and Social Affairs is having the Havel in Spandau searched for jellyfish following some reports of sightings.

BZ reported the jellyfish were the size of 2-euro coins and need water temperatures of at least 25 degrees to develop. The species should be harmless to humans.

Reports also say these jellyfish probably originated from the Yangtze River in China.

 

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