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Ireland Hikes Carbon Tax on Car Fuel by 30% Overnight

Oct. 8, 2019, 1:16 PM

Ireland has immediately increased the amount of carbon tax it applies to car fuel by 30%, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe announced during his 2020 budget speech Oct. 8.

The amount of tax applied will increase from 20 euros to 26 euros ($28.60) per ton of carbon as of midnight Oct. 8.

  • The measure comes as a part of a pledge by the Irish government to increase the price of carbon from 20 euros a ton to 80 euros a ton in 2030.
  • The increase in carbon tax is expected to bring in an additional 90 million euros a year. The...
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