Daragh Cassidy on East Coast FM


Consumers will now pay more for their energy with an increase in the carbon tax, effective as of May 1st.

The tax is charged on fossil fuels which emit carbon dioxide when burned, such as coal, oil, peat, and natural gas and the increase will add approximately €14 to the average annual gas bill.

There has been much discussion as to whether the tax increase has come at the right time, with many under financial pressure due to Covid-19.

Our Head of Communications, Daragh Cassidy, joined Declan Meehan on East Coast FM to discuss the full extent of what consumers can expect to pay as a result of the new tax. 

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