Tax policy analysis


Taxing Energy Use 2019

Using Taxes for Climate Action

Well-designed systems of energy taxation encourage citizens and investors to favour clean over polluting energy sources. In particular, fuel excise and carbon taxes are simple and cost-effective tools to curb dangerous climate change. Energy and carbon taxes also contribute to limiting health damage from local pollution. Taxing Energy Use (TEU) 2019 presents a snapshot of where countries stand in deploying energy and carbon taxes, tracks progress made, and makes actionable recommendations on how governments could do better. The report contains new and original data on energy and carbon taxes in OECD and G20 countries, and in international aviation and maritime transport.

Published on October 15, 2019

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SUMMARIESavailable in 6 languages

English Taxing Energy Use 2019 (Summary in English)
French Taxer la consommation d’énergie 2019
Spanish Gravar el uso de energía 2019
Japanese エネルギー利用への課税2019年版
Korean 에너지사용 조세 2019
Portuguese Tributação da Utilização de Energia 2019


Executive Summary
Introduction and methodology
Energy price signals through taxes
Carbon price signals through taxes
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