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Date Last Updated: 20-09-2023

Survey Name:

Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Survey purpose:

To produce annual estimates of effective carbon rates by fuel and sector. To collect annual data on fossil fuel subsidies.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable



Statistical Population:

Fossil fuel subsidies related to fossil fuel production and consumption in Ireland due to direct payments and tax expenditures. Effective carbon rates on fuel consumption in Ireland.

Sampling Frame:

Not applicable

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Road Transport, Rail Transport, Air Transport, Water Transport, Electricity Generation, Industry, Services, Households, Electricity Consumption, Fossil Fuel Production

Survey Size:

Not applicable

Principal Variables:

Effective carbon rate by sector and fuel; Fossil fuel subsidies by type (direct and indirect)

Principal External Users:

Government, policy-makers, environment sector, Eurostat, business, national media, general public

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Environment Statistics

Contact Person:

Clare O'Hara

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Gerry Brady

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 1 498 4000