Carbon tax will hike home heating bills

Home heating bills are set to rise this week, when the new carbon tax is levied on home heating oil and natural gas for the first time.

24th April, 2010

Home heating bills are set to rise this week, when the new carbon tax is levied on home heating oil and natural gas for the first time.

The extension of the tax on oil and gas will net the exchequer an estimated €142 million a year, and put further pressure on householders struggling to meet domestic bills in the economic downturn.

From Saturday, the price of kerosene home heating oil will rise by 8.4 per...

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