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

Discussion in 'Budget 2019' started by Brendan Burgess, Oct 9, 2018 at 1:57 PM.

  1. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    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

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    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!