Climate action German Sustainable Finance Strategy
The federal cabinet adopted the first German Sustainable Finance Strategy on 5 May 2021. The goal of the strategy is to mobilise investments that are urgently needed for climate action and sustainability while also addressing the climate risks that are increasingly relevant to the financial system.
The Energy Duty Act (Energiesteuergesetz) sets out the legal provisions for the duty charged on various forms of energy in Germany. The Act implements the EU Council Directive on the taxation of energy products and electricity (Council Directive 2003/96/EC).
The Electricity Duty Act (Stromsteuergesetz) sets out the legal provisions on the duty charged on electricity in Germany. The Act was introduced as part of the Ecological Tax Reform, which was initiated in 1999.