Data centre giants will be hit hardest by electricity tax hike

The proposal in the climate action plan to double the electricity tax from 50 cent per megawatt hour to €1 is due to bring in around €4.5 million extra per year

23rd June, 2019

Large electricity users such as Intel and Amazon will bear the brunt of the planned doubling of the electricity tax for business.

The proposal in the climate action plan to double the electricity tax from 50 cent per megawatt hour to €1 is due to bring in around €4.5 million extra per year.

Industry figures said most of the extra cost would be paid by the largest electricity users like Intel, which currently uses an equivalent...

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