Opposition is also asking for energy bill compensation for this year

The planning offices announced on Wednesday that the climate targets of the cabinet are unlikely to be achieved with the plans that have been calculated. Subsequently, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced a reduction in the energy tax and the introduction of a CO2 tax for companies. Follow the debate on this between the House and the cabinet.

The planning offices announced on Wednesday that the climate targets of the cabinet are unlikely to be achieved with the plans that have been calculated. Subsequently, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced a reduction in the energy tax and the introduction of a CO2 tax for companies. Follow the debate on this between the House and the cabinet.

  • Second Chamber debates on the calculation of climate plans
  • Cabinet target of 49 percent less CO2 is probably not achieved
  • Questions about government proposals to reduce energy bills and CO2 tax
  • Cabinet measures cannot be viewed separately from the Provincial Council elections on 20 March

12 minutes ago

Baudet has since left the Kamergebouw and is on its way to the studio of Pauw & Jinek. Asscher would initially go with him, but the PvdA has decided to stay with the debate.

17 minutes ago

Klaver is now trying to arrange the discount on the energy bill for this year during the input from Dijkhoff. This should be done through compensation, because the tax for this year cannot be reversed.

Just like Jetten, Dijkhoff also refers to the fact that the cabinet should look at this. He calls the thought "sympathetic", but also points to other responsibilities. In other words: it must all fit within the financial picture.

23 minutes ago

Wilders distrusts the government's promise to lower the energy tax by 2020 (ANP).

25 minutes ago

Asscher is still responding to Marijnissen's question, namely what amounts are actually involved with regard to the lower energy bill.

"There were concerns, then you start the conversation," Jetten says only about that. It is up to the government to work out the plans further. The answers will come in April, as previously announced by Rutte.

Asscher makes it exciting by asking for "memos" of possible calculations. Since the announced abolition of the dividend tax, the government and the coalition have had no good experiences with secret documents, whether or not they exist.

32 minutes ago

Just like GroenLinks leader Klaver, Wilders is now asking whether households can be compensated for the higher energy costs this year, instead of by 2020 as the cabinet announced yesterday.

Jetten puts the ball to the cabinet. If there is financial room for it, he thinks compensation for this year is fine.

35 minutes ago

Marijnissen wants guarantees from Jetten about the promised lower energy bill, but the D66 cannot give that. The tax goes down, but that says nothing about the level of, for example, the gas or electricity price.

"We are told six days before the elections that the energy bill is going down, then I find it too easy not to mention any amounts," says Marijnissen. But Jetten cannot say anything about it. "That would be cheap election rhetoric."

He admits, however, that the increase in the energy bill by this cabinet was "too poor" after the Rutte-Asscher cabinet had already substantially increased the energy bill.

an hour ago

In his contribution, Jetten emphasizes once again that climate is the spearhead of D66. "We are in the cabinet for the climate. To achieve the climate goals of 'Paris'."

He asks the government how climate measures, such as a CO2 tax, are now being worked out.

an hour ago

PVV leader Geert Wilders also does not believe Rutte's promise and he also gets the promise of 1,000 euros from the stable. Wilders believes that Rutte implements the policy of GroenLinks. "The VVD is trying to sell the climate as an extortionate policy", the PVV'ers complain.

Just like Baudet, he denounces that money is being spent on climate policy, Wilders would prefer to go to public funds. He also repeats his campaign message: Vote Rutte on March 20.

an hour ago

Asscher found a positive day for the climate and for politics on Wednesday. Purchasing power repairs for low incomes by lowering the energy bill and a CO2 tax for companies are left-wing themes, according to the PvdA. He will pay attention if it is not a false promise from Rutte.

an hour ago

The atmosphere in the Lower House before the debate is still good with Jetten (left) and Dijkhoff (right) (ANP).

an hour ago

CDA leader Sybrand Buma is also not impressed by Baudet's performance. The FvD man has to leave on time because of a media appearance at Pauw & Jinek tonight. Baudet is still waiting for the Cabinet's answer, is Buma wondering?

"If the other speakers get along," Baudet says with a smile, knowing that he can never be on time for the government's parliamentary response. "Shocking," says Buma.

PvdA leader Lodewijk Asscher, for that matter, also does not sit the debate.

an hour ago

Jetten reads a passage from the election program for the Lower House of the Forum for Democracy:

"Forum for Democracy supports the energy transition, among other things to become more independent of it
Middle East, to have cleaner air and the beautiful carbon polymers that are now
preserved. "

These are precisely the arguments put forward by the various Baudet parties why climate policy is important.

an hour ago

Christian Union leader Gert-Jan Segers takes a different approach. Salafism is financed with a lot of oil money, a conservative movement within Islam. "In Saudi Arabia, people are sponsoring that dark side of Islam," said Segers.

But Baudet doesn't think you can hang a climate transition on one specific issue. Moreover, he says: "There are all other places where you can get your oil from. Only 8 percent of our oil comes from Saudi Arabia, we get a lot of oil from Norway," Baudet said.

an hour ago

GroenLinks leader Klaver, minister Wiebes (Climate) and Prime Minister Rutte (ANP).

2 hours ago

Jetten furthermore Baudet argues that if the Netherlands does not become more sustainable, we have to get our energy from somewhere else. From Saudi Arabia, for example, where journalists are murdered. Or via gas from Russia, also not a nice regime to do business with.

Klaver points to the calculation of the PBL that investments in order to make more sustainable also include savings.

But Baudet does not agree. "Things can always be disputed. How do you get certain numbers?" The FvD leader wonders. "The yield with what you save with insulation is marginal."

Klaver must conclude that he does not follow Baudet's reasoning. Dijkhoff also does not follow the FvD leader. "If you insulate windows, it will not wear out," says the VVD employee to show that insulation, for example, pays off.

2 hours ago

Climate is an important issue for Forum for Democracy, the party wants nothing to do with the costs involved. According to party leader Thierry Baudet, the energy transition costs 1,000 billion euros, an amount he has been calling for months in debates. On the other hand, only the Dutch measures worldwide are of little benefit, says Baudet.

The amount has already been calculated several times, but appears to be incorrect. The government also contradicts this. "Baudet adds up investments, costs, subsidies and taxes. Then you get double counting," Wiebes said earlier.

The Central Planning Bureau (CPB) calculated on Wednesday that the costs would be lower than previously taken into account. The costs for Dutch society in 2030 amount to between 1.6 and 1.9 billion euros. In December the PBL estimated a further 3 to 4 billion euros.

Dijkhoff thinks that Baudet's calculations make frighten voters and cause stress. Jetten also accuses Baudet of "frightening".

2 hours ago

SP leader Lilian Marijnissen is skeptical about the government's promise of a lower energy bill.
Had Rutte not previously made commitments that he could not keep later? Marijnissen reminds the prime minister once again that he had promised the voter 1,000 euros that never came.

The SP is, incidentally, a co-signatory to the Climate Act, which sets out the climate goals. For Marijnissen it is especially important that citizens are spared the climate measures.

It is also striking that no party interrupts the SP.

2 hours ago

Klaver asks about the possibilities of road pricing, but the GroenLinkser should already know the answer. This is a taboo for the VVD and, to a somewhat lesser extent, for the CDA during this government's term is not open to discussion. Research may be done.

Klaver also wants compensation for the energy bill for this year. This is because it will increase on average by more than 300 euros in 2019. The tax reduction on the energy bill can only be regulated through legislation from 2020.

Klaver also proposes to sit down with the cabinet after the elections on 20 March in order to gain the broadest possible support for climate measures.

In general, Klaver's contribution is positive in nature.

2 hours ago

Marianne Thieme (Party for the Animals) also wants attention for methane, just like CO2 a greenhouse gas. This is mainly used by agriculture. In addition to sustainability, measures must also be taken in the food chain to improve the climate, Thieme believes.

2 hours ago

GroenLinks leader Jesse Klaver kicks off. He admits immediately: we were pleasantly surprised with the government's plans to reduce the energy tax by 2020 and to introduce a CO2 tax for companies. "A full outstretched hand," says Klaver.

GroenLinks has long argued for such a tax. VVD party chairman Klaas Dijkhoff wants to know from Klaver what exactly he has in mind in that regard. The liberals fear that a too high tax will drive companies away from the Netherlands, resulting in job losses and possibly higher CO2 emissions elsewhere.

D66 party chairman Rob Jetten wants to know from Klaver what should be done with the proceeds. The government wants to use this for greening. To Jetten's pleasure Klaver too.

2 hours ago

After a first failed attempt on Wednesday, the coalition parties now agree to a debate about the calculated climate plans.

The House of Representatives will debate with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Eric Wiebes (Economic Affairs and Climate), but the opposition will also have many questions for the coalition.

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