How to offset the cost of voting to save the planet

How to offset the cost of voting to save the planet
Ciarán Cuffe of the Green Party celebrates after being elected to Europe in Dublin last weekend Picture:

Carbon taxes will rise in the next budget, and we will all be hit hard in the pocket – unless we adapt our behaviour

The walk home on election night nine days ago was a revelation. I met neighbours who were happy to admit that for the first time ever they’d given their first preference to the Green candidates in both the local and European contests.

“We owe it to our kids and grandkids” was the cheerful if slightly embarrassed refrain as we walked along our leafy stretch of the South Circular Road in Dublin, where on chillier...

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