Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Public Accounts Committee

2018 Annual Report of the Accounts of the Public Services
Chapter 9 - Greenhouse Gas-Related Financial Transactions: Discussion

7:50 pm

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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I have a final question about urban and rural households. Do rural households have lower or higher emissions? I thought they would be higher but the conclusion of the report referred to lower emissions.

Do rural households have higher emissions? The conclusions, on page 25, state "though rural households emit less than urban households, a carbon tax increase will result in higher emissions reduction by rural households than by urban households". Will Dr. Yakut explain that?