Policy     Economics     Technologies

Evaluation of an energy charge tariff for greenhouse horticulture

Comparison with energy-intensive industrial sectors

Greenhouse horticulture currently enjoys a reduced rate for the Dutch energy charge on natural gas. If the sector were subject to the general tariff it would have a higher energy-tax burden than energy-intensive industries, owing to a combination of energy-intensity, small-scale business structure and the degressive tariff structure of the energy charge.

This report confirms that the lower tariff enjoyed by greenhouse horticulture still helps meet the objective for which it was designed. Abolishing the reduced tariff would have substantial cost and income impacts on small businesses with no cogeneration plant. These businesses account for less than 10% of total natural gas consumption. The report also explores greening of energy consumption in relation to the energy charge, alternative tariff structures for this charge and an incentive fund for greener energy.

Authors CE

Martijn Blom

The Hague, May 2016

Evaluation of an energy charge tariff for greenhouse horticulture (only available in Dutch)

Further information on this study can be obtained from Martijn Blom

Tweets by @cedelft

Waarom kiezen voor de planeconomie? Column Frans Rooijers over Klimaat- en Energieakkoord #energieakkoord op Energi… https://t.co/S4PPQTlB8z
13-12-2017 09:55

Article - Evaluating the environmental impact of debit card payments https://t.co/IfnNwC3p0b
07-12-2017 16:23

Rapport Net voor de Toekomst - scenario's voor investeringskeuzes van netbeheerders in infrastructuren https://t.co/W4mUsLCuZ0
07-12-2017 16:04

Gezamenlijke visie om Omgevingswet, regionale energiestrategie en warmtetransitieplan lokaal gelijk te gebruiken… https://t.co/YwHhzl338d
06-12-2017 16:30

Position paper @CEDelft t.b.v. hoorzitting/rondetafelgesprek Kunststofketen en zwerfafval Tweede Kamer d.d. 30 nove… https://t.co/fLEooSyZL6
30-11-2017 12:32