Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Challenges to Ireland's Competitiveness: Discussion
Can the witnesses send me information on or links to those supports for businesses to decarbonise because I have not found them? It is great that the council is aware of it but I did not see it mentioned in the opening statement, which is why I asked. All businesses, given consumer demand, know the plan is that we need to go green and decarbonise. Irrespective of carbon taxes or the targets we get in the climate action plan, we have to support businesses which want to do the right thing because it can be costly. I am focused on helping small businesses. It is easy for big businesses to have full-time staff whose job it is to decarbonise, but small businesses in general are flat to the mat just working and they find it difficult to find the time to decarbonise, source grants, get green loans and all of those things. I am coming from the perspective of small businesses and I am looking for them to get clear supports. If the council has it available, I would like to receive information on that.