The ordinary worker is not the polluter- it is the big fossil fuel companies which have polluted our planet. They should be the ones to pay the carbon tax and put money into just transition, instead of forcing ordinary people to pay up again.
Does the Minister not realise the median average income is €27,000. These workers will never have a chance to buy these so-called ‘affordable homes’ that we are handing over to a private developer that will make a profit of €67 million from them! It is outrageous! This is not what we want in our country.
The behaviour of Individuals is important, we should all strive to reduce our carbon footprint, but this Is not the main problem. The majority of energy use doesn’t happen in households. It’s used up in the extraction, production and transportation of material things.