The price of gas will rise considerably in 2016 while the costs for electricity will be slightly reduced. The energy tax on gas will be raised with 32 percent tot € 0,305 per cubic metre, effective from 1 January 2016.
According to calculations from comparison site Gaslicht.com this raise will lead to extra costs amounting to € 132,00 per year for a household with an average gas consumption. On the other hand the energy tax on electricity will be reduced with 16%. On balance, an average household will pay approx. € 52,00 more for tax on gas and electricity.
The above however will not apply to houses which are provided with sustainable energy systems such as Living Heat IR underfloor heating. Houses equipped with Living Heat gain double benefits: a reduction of 30% in energy consumption and an extra reduction of 16% on energy tax for the remaining energy that will be used.