Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Date Amended:

2010 - carbon tax etention to greater number of fossil fuels;

2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 - carbon tax increase;

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes
Policy Target:Multi-Sectoral Policy

The Carbon Tax was introduced on 9 December 2009 and is updated on a yearly basis in Ireland. The carbon tax applies to the emissions from burning petrol, auto-diesel, kerosene, marked gas oil, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil, natural gas and solid fuels, including peat and coal.

Carbon tax levels:

  • 2010 – EUR 15 per tonne
  • 2012 – EUR 20 per tonne

In 2013 Carbon Tax for Solid Fuels was introduced. Initially the tax was EUR 10 per tonne but in 2014 it was increased to EUR 20 per tonne.

Revenues gathered from the Tax finance green energy projects.  


year effective: 2009 (Dec 9th)

Last modified: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:36:13 CET