Law to share the benefit of CO2 costs among all consumers and reduce electricity bills

Last updated: 9 May 2023

The Spanish Council of Ministers approved a law acting on the remuneration of CO2 not issued from the electricity market, which will lower the electricity bill of consumers by covering system costs with the extraordinary income obtained by generation plants that do not emit CO2 and predate the birth of the European carbon market.


The future rule, which is processed by way of urgency to reduce the bill of consumers as soon as possible, adds to the measures already adopted by the Government to face the high prices of electricity, such as the reduction of VAT from 21% to 10% or the suspension of the tax to 7% of generation, that cause a cut in the final receipt of households of more than 12%.

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