the Danes pay less for electricity, so they in turn have more money to spend on clothes, shoes and dining. This can be boosted in the economy, and Denmark can more quickly be restored.

that is the recommendation for a tax reform with lower elafgifter from The Economic Council of Kroniken in the newspaper Politiken, where the wise men – as they are called – comes with a proposal for a way out of the crisis.

at the same time, paving the way for a gradual increase of the CO2 taxes, as it is the most effective way to implement the green transition. Thus one can use crisis management to take some green steps.

“It’s a way to integrate green transition with counter-cyclical policies,” says professor of economics at the University of Copenhagen and overvismand Carl-Johan Dalgaard.

the Reform will be underfunded, but because the CO2 charges in the long term, will provide a profit to the treasury, it may ultimately be fully funded.

“You give up some of the tax incentives, before you seriously begin to claw money in. Therefore, the reform should include a plan for how the charges can be introduced over time”, says Carl-Johan Dalgaard.

It is the way forward, saith the Klimarådets president, Peter Møllgaard.

“When you have the big public purse to promote, so it is smart to kill two birds with one stone and ensure both jobs and the green transition. It makes the same time, the jobs being created or retained, is future-proof,” he says.