Taipei Department of Environmental Protection

Taipei mulls air pollution tax on jet fuel producers

Date of Release: 
Dec 16 2015

The Taipei Department of Environmental Protection yesterday recommended imposing an air pollution tax on jet fuel producers following an investigation showing that aviation emissions at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) are much higher than those produced by scooters and automobiles combined.

The study, funded by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), found that the 60,647 flights that passed through the airport last year produced 218,000 tonnes of sulfur dioxide, compared with 140,000 tonnes for scooters and automobiles.

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