Keyword: carbon tax
A new carbon tax in France will generate 4bn euros by 2016, 2.5bn euros in 2015 alone, according to Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.
Jean-Marc Ayrault unveils plans to finance energy transition with funds from nuclear plants on top of carbon tax levied on fossil fuels from 2014.
But promise comes as minister announces creation of "carbon tax" and amid reports that overall tax burden on French will rise next year.
Energy minister Philippe Martin said government was planning a 'climate energy contribution' but gave no details about what form this tax would take.