Going green pays dividends for business

Irish Times | Jan 15, 2021 at 6:04 AM
  • In tackling climate change, much of our attention has focused on what households can do to eliminate harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Carbon taxes have an important role to play in incentivising households to make climate-friendly choices by ensuring these are the more economic option for households to pursue.
  • Much of the manufacturing sector is not affected by the domestic carbon tax, instead being part of the EU-wide emissions trading system where companies have to buy pollution permits to cover their activities.