Announcement Carbon tax increases up to 2030 - but not now?

Discussion in 'Budget 2019' started by Brendan Burgess, 9 Oct 2018.

  1. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

    Gas propelled vehicles to be encouraged.

    We will no longer purchase diesel only buses

    We will join the Paris initiative on Green Budgeting

    The NTMA will issue a Green Bond
  2. Zenith63

    Zenith63 Frequent Poster

    The gas propelled vehicle piece is bizarre. The entire world is moving towards hybrid petrol, full electric or the odd outliers still pushing hydrogen, but CNG/LPG? This is surely the work of some obscure lobby group?

    The roll-back on the carbon tax increase is very disappointing considering how far we are already behind on our green initiatives compared to other countries.

    I also see they've set a cap of €50k on the (new) cost of electric cars that can avail of the 0% BIK rate. Depending on how they treat cars bought last year under the programme, it could be a nasty shock for those who went out and leased €150k Teslas!