HIT THE ONES WHO CAN LEAST AFFORD IT. That’s the motto for the FFG government. Disgracefully, grants given by Bord Gais at the outset of Covid are now being clawed back for ‘pay-as-you-go’ customers, so that now when you buy €20 worth of gas, you only get €8 worth. And this is supposed to be a benefit for people? And now increased CARBON TAXES on people who already in fuel poverty and have no alternatives; this is cruel and won’t stop climate change. They should tax the mega-rich fossil fuel corporations instead.
Tag: carbon tax
Bríd outlines how poor is our progress in reducing emissions and achieving targets. She also rails against carbon tax and outlines alternatives to them.
BrId tell it like it is on topics ranging from the FF/FG leaders debate, carbon tax, farmers & climate change to public transport
Shocking new report says over 140,000 kids are living in cold and damp homes. Children in private rented homes are twice as likey to experience energy poverty, Yet all the Government offers is increased carbon taxes and continued reliance on private landlords to provide social housing
Brid’s questions and responses regarding regarding government undertakings on methods to address climate issues; issues addressed here are fuel poverty and carbon tax
Topics are Boris, Border and Carbon Tax
Carbon tax hurts the poorest most and will do nothing to prevent emissions – the main thing we need to do to avert catastrophic climate change
The Govt parties try to justify bringing in #CarbonTax for ordinary households on the basis that it would lead to better behaviour among people and so reduce emissions. There is no evidence for this and more to the point, it allows the big corporations who pollute hugely – off the hook
The debate was not honest – rather it was smoke and mirrors to hide the fact that the last thing the government wants to do is to tax the polluting corporations. They’d rather put the boot into ordinary people
If RTE had given me more than just one sentence here I would said that what we need to tackle climate change, is not carbon taxes on ordinary people but carbon taxes on the real culprits, the giant corporations, and we need to stop further exploration for fossil fuels. VIVA THE YELLOW JACKETS!