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# electricity - Last month November 2022

Celtic Interconnector with France will promote clean energy and lower prices, says Taoiseach
# Electricity
# Electricity

Celtic Interconnector with France will promote clean energy and lower prices, says Taoiseach

Updated Nov 25th 2022, 10:59 AM 24,552 Views 50 Comments

The underwater cable connecting east Cork to Brittany will have the capacity to power 450,000 households.

Ukraine receives more air defence systems, as officials say electricity situtation is 'tense'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine receives more air defence systems, as officials say electricity situtation is 'tense'

Updated Nov 7th 2022, 6:11 PM 10,425 Views 0 Comments

Attacks by Moscow’s forces have destroyed around 40% of Ukraine’s power stations.

# electricity - October October 2022

First of three €200 electricity credits to appear on bills from tomorrow
# Department Of Environment
# Department Of Environment

First of three €200 electricity credits to appear on bills from tomorrow

Oct 31st 2022, 7:00 AM 24,186 Views 23 Comments

The credit line will appear on bills from the start of November and into December

As winter approaches, not all energy bill 'hardship funds' are created equal
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

As winter approaches, not all energy bill 'hardship funds' are created equal

Oct 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 13,910 Views 4 Comments

The Journal asked a number of energy companies if like Electric Ireland, they too had set up hardship funds for customers in need.

Analysis: Energy insecurity and our fracking future
# Morning Memo
# Morning Memo

Analysis: Energy insecurity and our fracking future

Oct 26th 2022, 12:09 PM 7,168 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Academy of Engineering has said the government’s report on Ireland’s energy security is “seriously flawed”.

Paschal Donohoe says data centres could not be excluded from energy scheme
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Paschal Donohoe says data centres could not be excluded from energy scheme

Oct 20th 2022, 7:21 PM 17,048 Views 20 Comments

The Finance Minister rounded on people who “want to chase data centres out of Ireland”.

1,000 disconnections in first half of this year as minister promises action plan in weeks
# Energy
# Energy

1,000 disconnections in first half of this year as minister promises action plan in weeks

Oct 20th 2022, 1:28 PM 10,499 Views 9 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says 450,000 PAYG customers are being abandoned by Government.

Govt will not oppose SF motion on protections for PAYG customers and banning of disconnections
# Electricity
# Electricity

Govt will not oppose SF motion on protections for PAYG customers and banning of disconnections

Oct 18th 2022, 7:14 PM 9,308 Views 9 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan is understood to be working on a new action plan.

‘No reason’ why anyone in financial hardship should lose power this winter, McGrath says
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

‘No reason’ why anyone in financial hardship should lose power this winter, McGrath says

Oct 12th 2022, 7:42 PM 12,438 Views 62 Comments

Minister Michael McGrath told the Dáil ‘sufficient supports’ are in place to protect people.

Bríd Smith: Expansion of data centres is not going to help our serious energy woes
# IRELAND'S ENERGY
# IRELAND'S ENERGY

Bríd Smith: Expansion of data centres is not going to help our serious energy woes

Updated Oct 6th 2022, 11:50 PM 13,534 Views 31 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says our fondness for data centres is driven by misplaced servility to the whims of corporates.

Minister meeting energy companies to discuss protections for PAYG and vulnerable customers
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

Minister meeting energy companies to discuss protections for PAYG and vulnerable customers

Updated Oct 6th 2022, 2:39 PM 6,669 Views 9 Comments

The minister is also discussing customers supports and charges with the service providers.

Consumer price inflation forecasts revised upwards to 8% by the Central Bank
# Inflation
# Inflation

Consumer price inflation forecasts revised upwards to 8% by the Central Bank

Oct 5th 2022, 12:05 AM 11,885 Views 9 Comments
  • The Central Bank has published its latest quarterly bulletin today.
  • The Bank says energy-driven inflation is the key issue being faced currently.
  • The outlook for domestic growth over the coming quarters is "more challenging than was previously expected", it says.
Cabinet signs off on plan for three €200 energy credits
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Cabinet signs off on plan for three €200 energy credits

Oct 4th 2022, 7:00 PM 14,542 Views 17 Comments

The credits are due to be paid in November, January and March.

125,000 Electric Ireland customers in arrears as company told €3m hardship fund is 'pittance'
# Energy Bills
# Energy Bills

125,000 Electric Ireland customers in arrears as company told €3m hardship fund is 'pittance'

Oct 4th 2022, 1:54 PM 23,164 Views 18 Comments

The company’s hardship fund, which is there to aid customers struggling to pay bills, will be reviewed into the winter.

# electricity - September September 2022

Tánaiste says pay-as-you-go utility users will not be included in winter cut-off moratorium
# Mick Barry
# Mick Barry

Tánaiste says pay-as-you-go utility users will not be included in winter cut-off moratorium

Sep 29th 2022, 7:43 PM 54,536 Views 37 Comments

‘A moratorium on disconnection for electricity this winter needs to be a moratorium for everybody,’ Mick Barry told the Journal.

Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?

Sep 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,570 Views 22 Comments

Some measures included in the €11 billion budget have already been enacted.

All households to receive energy credits worth a total of €600
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

All households to receive energy credits worth a total of €600

Sep 27th 2022, 1:59 PM 15,533 Views 9 Comments

The first credit, worth €200, will be applied to bills in November.

'It shouldn't have been a surprise': How policy choices brought Ireland's energy to the brink
# Sowed And Reaped
# Sowed And Reaped

'It shouldn't have been a surprise': How policy choices brought Ireland's energy to the brink

Sep 12th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,959 Views 42 Comments

Experts explain how decisions made in years gone by have led us to our current position of facing down a bleak winter, even without the war in Ukraine.

Customers likely to receive energy credits before Christmas and in the new year, suggests Varadkar
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Customers likely to receive energy credits before Christmas and in the new year, suggests Varadkar

Sep 9th 2022, 10:58 AM 24,250 Views 34 Comments

Varadkar said he wouldn’t want people in December worrying about the January bill.

Public sector buildings to turn off heat 1-2 hours before closing time
# Public Bodies
# Public Bodies

Public sector buildings to turn off heat 1-2 hours before closing time

Sep 7th 2022, 7:34 PM 33,746 Views 40 Comments

Public sector bodies will be required to set temperatures to the guideline of 19 degrees where appropriate.

Customers to receive electricity credit before Christmas, says minister
# Electricity
# Electricity

Customers to receive electricity credit before Christmas, says minister

Updated Sep 7th 2022, 4:47 PM 62,075 Views 88 Comments
  • Householders will receive an increased energy credit before the end of the year.
  • Cabinet has approved a renewed public advice campaign on energy consumption.
  • The EU has proposed to cap the huge revenues earned power companies.
Bord Gáis says average electricity bill to increase by 34%, gas to go up by 39%
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Bord Gáis says average electricity bill to increase by 34%, gas to go up by 39%

Updated Sep 2nd 2022, 4:15 PM 51,760 Views 141 Comments

The average residential electricity bill will rise by €48.25 per month* and the average residential gas bill will rise by €43.80 per month*.

# electricity - August August 2022

Publicans warn of 'huge threat' due to 'doubling and tripling' of energy bills
# High Costs
# High Costs

Publicans warn of 'huge threat' due to 'doubling and tripling' of energy bills

Updated Aug 30th 2022, 2:29 PM 28,857 Views 43 Comments

Publicans in Ireland are worried as their UK counterparts warn of possible closures.

'Absurd and frightening': How high could 'skyrocketing' energy prices go this winter?
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

'Absurd and frightening': How high could 'skyrocketing' energy prices go this winter?

Aug 29th 2022, 11:30 PM 52,546 Views 58 Comments
  • Experts agree that the energy price crisis is likely to get worse in the coming months and year ahead.
  • The UK's energy price cap nearly doubled last week and is an indicator of what consumers in Ireland are facing.
  • In the short-term, governments must intervene but in the long-term it's about renewable energy.
The Explainer: Is Ireland facing the threat of winter power blackouts?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Is Ireland facing the threat of winter power blackouts?

Aug 19th 2022, 6:00 PM 9,169 Views 0 Comments

Listen to hear Muireann Lynch from the ESRI explain.

Electricity supply companies may be charged more between 5pm-7pm under new energy plans
# Electricity
# Electricity

Electricity supply companies may be charged more between 5pm-7pm under new energy plans

Aug 19th 2022, 12:03 PM 20,153 Views 51 Comments

The new measures are to be introduced by October.

Winter blackout risk to stadium and pitch lighting may result in sports groups getting supports
# Electricity Shortage
# Electricity Shortage

Winter blackout risk to stadium and pitch lighting may result in sports groups getting supports

Aug 9th 2022, 3:51 PM 18,618 Views 13 Comments

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland Dr Una May says they are conscious that sports bodies could potentially be impacted.

Emergency gas power plant set to run for up to five years to address energy shortfall
# Electricity Emergency
# Electricity Emergency

Emergency gas power plant set to run for up to five years to address energy shortfall

Aug 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 27,009 Views 29 Comments

Planning permission for the project was originally filed in March 2022.

# electricity - This year 2022

Watchdog warns of 'acute' risk to security of power supply in Ireland
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Watchdog warns of 'acute' risk to security of power supply in Ireland

Jul 24th 2022, 2:15 PM 28,612 Views 37 Comments

The CRU’s latest risk register warned of the potential for significant outages.

High energy prices 'here to stay', says Fine Gael TD Bruton
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

High energy prices 'here to stay', says Fine Gael TD Bruton

Jul 3rd 2022, 1:42 PM 27,913 Views 59 Comments

Former Environment Minister Richard Bruton said that rapid rises in electricity prices were out of the government’s control.

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers
# Banking
# Banking

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers

May 25th 2022, 7:29 PM 17,772 Views 7 Comments

The energy supplier has raised concerns about the ‘cumbersome’ paper-based process of switching some 65,000 customers.

Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show

May 3rd 2022, 2:53 PM 13,296 Views 35 Comments

The figures show that data centres are now consuming more electricity than rural homes.

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected
# Rising Bills
# Rising Bills

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected

Apr 8th 2022, 2:09 PM 8,173 Views 12 Comments

Varadkar confirmed that Government will bring forward new measures and “nothing is off the table”.

Electric Ireland to raise electricity and gas prices by over 20% from start of May
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Electric Ireland to raise electricity and gas prices by over 20% from start of May

Mar 30th 2022, 12:58 PM 41,729 Views 78 Comments

Electric Ireland is the latest energy provider to announce a price hike.

Energia: Average electricity and gas bills to increase by 15% from next month
# Price Hikes
# Price Hikes

Energia: Average electricity and gas bills to increase by 15% from next month

Mar 25th 2022, 12:31 PM 14,871 Views 27 Comments

The price hikes are effective from 25 April.

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach

Feb 7th 2022, 2:34 PM 18,843 Views 53 Comments

An increase in the €100 electricity credit is widely expected.

€100 one-off payment should be passed on to electricity customers by the end of March
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

€100 one-off payment should be passed on to electricity customers by the end of March

Jan 25th 2022, 7:50 PM 22,244 Views 45 Comments

Approximately 2.1 million domestic electricity account holders will benefit from the one-off credit.

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living

Jan 25th 2022, 3:55 PM 26,661 Views 40 Comments

‘I honestly don’t think you’re living in the real world,’ Labour leader Alan Kelly told the Taoiseach today.

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015
# Energy
# Energy

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015

Jan 20th 2022, 1:16 PM 8,626 Views 15 Comments

The impact of data centres on the grid has come under scrutiny amid concerns about emissions reductions and energy supply.

# electricity - Last year 2021

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 36,204 Views 70 Comments

The Dáil is finishing up for Christmas this week.

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