environmental

BENEFITS TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Our environment is incredibly important to all aspects of our lives, and it is something that governments across the EU are striving to introduce pro environment policies. Taxation is a key tool in these policies, and last year the Irish Government introduced a Carbon Tax rate which will double in the next budget.

The Irish rate of Carbon Tax, with effect from 1 May 2013, is based on a charge of €10 per tonne of CO2 emitted by the fuel concerned. The rates will increase to €20 per tonne with effect from 1 May 2014. The rates on selected solid fuels are as follows:

MAY 2013 MAY 2014

Coal

€26.33 per tonne

€52.67 per tonne

Peat Briquettes

€18.33 per tonne

€36.67 per tonne

Flamers Wood Logs are zero rated – ie No Carbon Tax applies! This can only be described as fantastic news for us, but also wonderful news for people throughout Ireland who depend on solid fuel. Not only are they getting a high heat product but no Carbon Tax applies, so they can save on the double – the environment with a CO2 Neutral fuel and their wallets and purses.

Government Tax is only one aspect of our environmental benefits. Recycled timber, sawdust and off cuts from other parts of our business can now be productively used in our products. Waste that would have previously gone to landfill.