Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (302)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

302. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the degree to which he expects to be in a position to incentivise alternatives to fossil fuels in the short and medium term; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27247/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

The 2019 Climate Action Plan charts an ambitious pathway to reduced carbon emissions by 2030 which includes a series of measures to phase out fossil fuel usage across all sectors while the Programme for Government augments the Climate Action Plan by committing to reduce emissions by an average of 7 per cent per annum through the decade.

If the Deputy is seeking information in relation to specific tax measures, he will be aware that it is a longstanding practice of the Minister for Finance not to comment, in advance of the Budget, on any tax matters that might be the subject of Budget decisions.