Producers of solar electricity should pay higher taxes, according to the Czech government. The sector says the issue is being politicised before the elections. EURACTIV.cz reports.
The Czech government is considering increasing taxes imposed on producers of solar power because of high expenditures on renewable energy support.
The cabinet asked Finance Minister Ivan Pilný (ANO) last week to follow up on the matter.
“It is time to look into the option of solar tax increase, how to make the profits of ‘solar barons‘ more adequate,” said Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek who is the election leader of the Social Democrats (ČSSD) in the October parliamentary elections.
“Such hackneyed phrases about so-called solar barons are nothing but a pure populism. From the politicians’ view, it is timely scheduled before the elections,” the chairman of the board of the Czech Solar Association Jan Fousek told EURACTIV.
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