Cooling Water Tax

Cooling Water Tax

Wild Card's progress: advanced

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 6 - Environment (including Climate Change)

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2025

Wild Card's description 
The unsustainable use of cooling water in some European countries – e.g. Germany, United Kingdom (England and Wales), Bulgaria and Belgium – leads to the introduction of a new European tax on water abstraction for non-consumptive uses (e.g. industrial plants often require high-purity cooling water).