Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action

Third Report of the Citizens' Assembly: Engagement with Ms Marie Donnelly

2:00 pm

Photo of Tom NevilleTom Neville (Limerick County, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

In one part of her presentation Ms Donnelly spoke about utilities versus heavy industry and their segregation in carbon reduction. Can she flesh out what she said a little? Second, does she have studies, statistics or even anecdotal evidence of where carbon tax was increased recently in some countries and how it transpired politically on the ground? Third, we spoke about energy prices. Many people where I come from, particularly in the farming community, talk a lot in the pub about the price of diesel. It is very much on their minds when it goes up and also when it comes down. Consumers feel it when they are at the pumps. It would be fantastic if Ms Donnelly could give me more background information if she has it.


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