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Thread: Carbon tax increase on 1st of May for heating fuels despite weakest solar cycle (24) in 110 years.

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    Default Carbon tax increase on 1st of May for heating fuels despite weakest solar cycle (24) in 110 years.

    Yes it's time again for the government to drive another few thousand into fuel poverty.

    SVDP see rise in fuel poverty cases - Independent.ie

    Instead of helping people with the cooling trend we have been expeirencing over past 5 years Inda and de biez are going to make it yet more difficult to heat our homes when the should be helping us deal with the weakest solar cycle in 110 years.

    We are currently at the top of cycle 24 which means temps may increase slightly for 2013 and 2014 however the downside of 24 will last from 2015 to 2022 and predictions for cycle 25 are frightening to say the least.



    Carbon tax

    "In Budget 2013 it was announced that the carbon tax will be extended to solid fuels (for example, peat and coal) on a phased basis. A rate of 10 per tonne will be applied with effect from 1 May 2013 and a rate of 20 per tonne from 1 May 2014."

    It really is time for people to wake up to the reality of the situation we are in.

    It also time for the members of the CO2 cult to admit you where wrong and stop persecuting your fellow citizens unnecessarily.

    Enough is enough.

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    Carbon tax me bollox, it's just another act of thievery from our so called government.
    A few weeks before my grandfather died, he started dipping his feet in a bucket of lard.
    He went downhill very fast after that.

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    The only thing which will stop the climate change scares is if someone dreams up something else to worry about. Western society steps from one hysteria to another. Communist domino theory, Ozone layer, millenium bug, Bird flu, Climate change, ..., whats next?

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    this carbon tax rise will add in the region of 1.30euro to a bag of coal!
    bale of a briquettes up by 26 cent.

    This will be doubled in 2014!

    Well done Labour! another nail in your coffin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKELLY View Post
    this carbon tax rise will add in the region of 1.30euro to a bag of coal!
    bale of a briquettes up by 26 cent.

    This will be doubled in 2014!

    Well done Labour! another nail in your coffin!
    George Hooks sister might beg to differ.


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    In the original design, Ireland's carbon tax was tied to the price of CO2 emission permits, as that is the only way to guarantee a level playing field for companies inside and out the EU ETS; it also ensures that the emission reduction targets are met at the lowest possible cost.

    The price of permits has fallen steadily since the carbon tax was introduced. The carbon tax should therefore fall, not rise.

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    Carbon Tax = Rip Off.,.....

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    There was a lady on the radio the other day that was in some voluntary debt arrangement with the banks, she could survive ok on what the banks allowed her, but she said fuel costs were wiping them out

    ...........all so the govt can squeeze an few extra euros out of everybody while those thieving scum pulling in the best part of €150k..........I despair of the sheep that roam this barren land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard S.J. Tol View Post
    In the original design, Ireland's carbon tax was tied to the price of CO2 emission permits, as that is the only way to guarantee a level playing field for companies inside and out the EU ETS; it also ensures that the emission reduction targets are met at the lowest possible cost.

    The price of permits has fallen steadily since the carbon tax was introduced. The carbon tax should therefore fall, not rise.
    Thank you Richard.

    The honor is mine.

    On the 1st of May we will be paying 10 euro per co2 tonne on heating fuels despite the fact that it is trading at around 3 euro per tonne.

    It's a phhhhhhhhhhuuuuckin outrage !!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard S.J. Tol View Post
    In the original design, Ireland's carbon tax was tied to the price of CO2 emission permits, as that is the only way to guarantee a level playing field for companies inside and out the EU ETS; it also ensures that the emission reduction targets are met at the lowest possible cost.

    The price of permits has fallen steadily since the carbon tax was introduced. The carbon tax should therefore fall, not rise.
    Good to see you posting here, an honest economist not afraid to criticise bad policy and spin. It is a pity the ESRI didn't appreciate you, the UK's gain is our loss.
    "If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy." - Thomas Jefferson

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