Thursday, 16 September 2021
Ceisteanna - Questions - Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions
Climate Change Policy
In response to my previous question, the Minister mentioned the price of electricity and the issue of wholesale prices. I would also make the point that the public service obligation, PSO, levy and the carbon tax have direct implications for the cost of electricity for households. The Minister has an ability to address at least those measures.
I will ask about the timeline in respect of this question. I heard from the Minister earlier in the week that the new climate action plan will be announced in the coming weeks, likely in early October. What relationship does that have with carbon budgets? What is the timeline for the carbon budgets? They are significant outworkings of the climate action Bill and we want them to be considered.