Dutch energy expensive in EU

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2 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – Dutch energy prices continue to be among the highest in Europe. The scrapping of the MEP environmental tax on 1 January did not change the situation, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports.

2 May 2007

AMSTERDAM – Dutch energy prices continue to be among the highest in Europe. The scrapping of the MEP environmental tax on 1 January did not change the situation, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports.

The price for power in the Netherlands, which was below average in the EU in the early 1990s, is now second highest.

The CBS says this is partly due to an increase in the base price and partly to an increase in energy tax and value added tax (VAT).

Despite the large reserves in the country the gas price is also among the highest within the EU, mainly because of the energy tax and VAT.

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