Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (159, 160)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

159. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the estimated cost in 2022 of subsidies for fossil fuels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41192/21]

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Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

160. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the estimated cost in 2022 of subsidies for peat production. [41193/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 159 and 160 together. The projections sought by the Deputy, for the estimated cost in 2022 of subsidies for fossil fuels and peat production, are not compiled by my Department.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has compiled and published a historical statistical series outlining direct (Exchequer and non-Exchequer) and indirect (tax expenditures) subsidies for fossil fuel generation and production for the years 2000 – 2019, which can be found on the website of the CSO: www.cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/er/ffes/fossilfuelsubsidies2019/.

Question No. 160 answered with Question No. 159.