The carbon tax increase is set to affect customers nationwide, adding an extra €14 to gas bills annually and driving up the cost of energy for many cash-strapped consumers.
A form of pollution tax, the carbon tax is charged on carbon-emitting fuels such as coal, peat, oil and natural gas. Also called a sin tax, it is aimed at deterring people from using fossil fuels with the long term goal of more people adopting renewable and green energy.
However, the tax has come under criticism in recent days, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, as being regressive and a burden on already struggling households.
Our Head of Communications at bonkers.ie, Daragh Cassidy, was on Newstalk Breakfast to discuss the impact of the carbon tax and what it will cost customers’ pockets.
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