I read with interest today that in it’s most recent report that the Environmental Protection Agency says that the fossil fuels age is over and that statement has been particularly welcomed by Minister Dennis Naughten in a statement. However I am not so sure that the aspirations of the EPA and Minister Naughten are realistic. We still have thousands of people who depend on turf to heat their homes every year. Our haulage industry is almost totally dependent on diesel to operate and hundreds of thousands of people particularly in rural areas depend on oil to heat their homes, and petrol and diesel to get to work every day. This is the reality of daily life for the majority of our people and penalising them with higher carbon taxes for trying to get on with their daily lives is short sighted and unfair.
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