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# electricity - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

6 things you should really stop putting off
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6 things you should really stop putting off

Jul 22nd 2014, 4:24 PM 101,323 Views 41 Comments

After you read this article, of course.

# electricity - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance
# Wind Farms
# Wind Farms

Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance

Jul 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,721 Views 39 Comments

People Over Wind want to launch a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for the Cullenagh Wind Farm project.

# electricity - Friday 27 June, 2014

Eirgrid identifying underground cable route from Cork to Kildare
# Electricity
# Electricity

Eirgrid identifying underground cable route from Cork to Kildare

Jun 27th 2014, 4:45 PM 6,750 Views 14 Comments

Earlier this week, Eirgrid announced the underground route option for the Grid West project.

# electricity - Thursday 26 June, 2014

1 in 5 households are behind in their electricity bills
# Stress
# Stress

1 in 5 households are behind in their electricity bills

Jun 26th 2014, 8:06 AM 7,114 Views 73 Comments

The survey was carried out by the Commission for Energy Regulation.

# electricity - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

ESB halt works to save tourist's holiday at Galway guest house
# Power To The People
From The Daily Edge
# Power To The People

ESB halt works to save tourist's holiday at Galway guest house

Jun 24th 2014, 6:00 PM 33,022 Views 33 Comments

ESB to the rescue!

# electricity - Monday 23 June, 2014

Eirgrid to examine putting electrical wires underground
# Down To The Wire
# Down To The Wire

Eirgrid to examine putting electrical wires underground

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:04 PM 13,074 Views 129 Comments

The plan will mean no pylons on a stretch of the Grid West project.

# electricity - Saturday 14 June, 2014

More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in April
# Cer
# Cer

More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in April

Jun 14th 2014, 12:52 PM 7,117 Views 33 Comments

However, many of these may have been properties deemed vacant.

# electricity - Friday 30 May, 2014

From July, Bord Gáis will no longer have to apply to set their own prices
# Deregulated
# Deregulated

From July, Bord Gáis will no longer have to apply to set their own prices

May 30th 2014, 12:31 PM 7,527 Views 17 Comments

Price experts say it’s a good thing because it means better competition.

# electricity - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Here's how many homes had their gas and electricity disconnected last year
# Energy
# Energy

Here's how many homes had their gas and electricity disconnected last year

May 21st 2014, 5:52 PM 11,728 Views 30 Comments

There has been a decline in disconnection of both gas and electricity, the Commission for Energy Regulation said today.

# electricity - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off
# Deal
# Deal

Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off

May 15th 2014, 3:21 PM 6,121 Views 16 Comments

That’s the guarantee under a new code of practice providers have signed up to.

# electricity - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU
# Waste Not
# Waste Not

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

May 7th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,629 Views 39 Comments

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

# electricity - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills
# Uswitch.ie
# Uswitch.ie

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills

Apr 16th 2014, 9:24 AM 7,183 Views 49 Comments

Increasing numbers are turning to credit cards or dipping into savings.

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Apr 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 90 Views 8 Comments

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

# electricity - Thursday 10 April, 2014

New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland
# Wind Aware
# Wind Aware

New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland

Apr 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,655 Views 113 Comments

Wind Area Ireland is a launching a site today that it hopes will become a resource for communities, journalists, and policy-makers.

# electricity - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Over 15,000 gas and electricity customers were cut-off for not paying in 2013
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

Over 15,000 gas and electricity customers were cut-off for not paying in 2013

Apr 1st 2014, 10:01 AM 5,685 Views 24 Comments

That’s down significantly on the previous year.

# electricity - Monday 31 March, 2014

Thousands left without power after lightning hits
# Lights Off
# Lights Off

Thousands left without power after lightning hits

Mar 31st 2014, 6:24 PM 22,804 Views 32 Comments

Crews are working to repair the damage which has left almost 5,000 homes and businesses without power.

# electricity - Thursday 27 March, 2014

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report
# Energy
# Energy

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report

Mar 27th 2014, 7:34 PM 11,051 Views 69 Comments

ReThink Pylons is calling again on the Irish Government to re-examine its energy policy and Grid25 projects.

# electricity - Thursday 6 March, 2014

"Social responsibility" reminder for Electric Ireland after street lights blackout
# In The Dark
# In The Dark

"Social responsibility" reminder for Electric Ireland after street lights blackout

Mar 6th 2014, 7:45 PM 12,858 Views 54 Comments

Two more Kildare estates have received letters saying their electricity could be switched off.

# electricity - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Paul O'Connell's Pinergy ads banned for being "misleading"
# Pay As You Go
# Pay As You Go

Paul O'Connell's Pinergy ads banned for being "misleading"

Feb 25th 2014, 10:13 AM 47,725 Views 59 Comments

The ads can’t be shown again in their current format, the Advertising Standards Authority said.

# electricity - Sunday 23 February, 2014

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland
# Turbines
# Turbines

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 28,255 Views 276 Comments

Figures show that wind power generation did not meet forecast electricity generator 58 per cent of the time over the past five years.

# electricity - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Good news: All electricity faults to be cleared by tomorrow
# Weatherwatch
# Weatherwatch

Good news: All electricity faults to be cleared by tomorrow

Feb 20th 2014, 6:51 PM 6,192 Views 20 Comments

ESB Networks has been phoning customers without power today to update them on what’s happening.

Eirgrid plan could destabilise Ireland's electrical network says new report
# Shocking Findings
# Shocking Findings

Eirgrid plan could destabilise Ireland's electrical network says new report

Feb 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,569 Views 87 Comments

The report says that the Grid25 plan is “without a solid foundation”.

# electricity - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Feb 18th 2014, 8:47 AM 8,865 Views 1 Comment

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# electricity - Monday 17 February, 2014

ESB workers witness "extremely dangerous" incidents following storm damage
# ESB
# ESB

ESB workers witness "extremely dangerous" incidents following storm damage

Feb 17th 2014, 7:04 PM 15,716 Views 10 Comments

The ESB said that it has restored power to 260,000 customers since the weather affected power around the country.

19,000 homes still without power after last week's storm
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

19,000 homes still without power after last week's storm

Feb 17th 2014, 8:55 AM 5,601 Views 8 Comments

ESB said they are working on connecting homes by today or tomorrow, but some customers in isolated areas will not be connected until towards the end of the week.

# electricity - Friday 14 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Feb 14th 2014, 8:47 AM 8,791 Views 1 Comment

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as we nudge closer to the weekend.

# electricity - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Glendalough hotel offers shelter from the storm... plus tea and coffee
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Glendalough hotel offers shelter from the storm... plus tea and coffee

Feb 13th 2014, 8:55 AM 20,372 Views 19 Comments

We want to know what other acts of kindness you witnessed or took part in.

# electricity - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Renewable energy met 42% of our electricity demand on one day last year
# 1866 MW
# 1866 MW

Renewable energy met 42% of our electricity demand on one day last year

Feb 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 13,294 Views 97 Comments

The amount contributed to the grid was the highest recorded.

# electricity - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out
# Parting Shot
# Parting Shot

ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out

Feb 4th 2014, 11:10 PM 25,804 Views 87 Comments

Brendan Ogle said ESB workers were “viciously attacked by some in the media” during the recent pension dispute.

# electricity - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Rabbitte wants to reassure you about this part of the pylon study
# Crossed Wires
# Crossed Wires

Rabbitte wants to reassure you about this part of the pylon study

Jan 29th 2014, 7:57 PM 6,220 Views 61 Comments

Fianna Fáil is demanding that the North-South Interconnector be included in an Eirgrid Pylon review – here’s how the situation is being resolved.

Homes within 50m of Eirgrid pylons will be considered for compensation
# Too Close To Home
# Too Close To Home

Homes within 50m of Eirgrid pylons will be considered for compensation

Jan 29th 2014, 9:23 AM 9,181 Views 73 Comments

Sean Conlon TD said the Taoiseach told him last night the North South Interconnector would be reviewed by the independent panel.

# electricity - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Could controversial power lines go underground? The government wants to find out
# Pylons
# Pylons

Could controversial power lines go underground? The government wants to find out

Jan 28th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,912 Views 32 Comments

Pat Rabbitte announced that an independent commission will examine the possibility of putting high-voltage power lines underground instead of on large pylons.

Did you switch your energy provider last year? More than 300,000 did
# Sparks Fly
# Sparks Fly

Did you switch your energy provider last year? More than 300,000 did

Jan 28th 2014, 11:00 AM 7,743 Views 27 Comments

Consumers shied away from major electricity suppliers.

# electricity - Sunday 26 January, 2014

48 hours with no technology or electricity, could you hack it?
# Out Of Service
# Out Of Service

48 hours with no technology or electricity, could you hack it?

Jan 26th 2014, 5:30 PM 13,114 Views 119 Comments

A group of Irish students plan to switch off and plug out for two days.

# electricity - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Eirgrid says it will still accept pylon submissions, despite passing of deadline
# Grid Link
# Grid Link

Eirgrid says it will still accept pylon submissions, despite passing of deadline

Jan 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,983 Views 13 Comments

If you missed the 7 January deadline but still have concerns, Eirgrid will add your submission to the pile of 35,000 already received.

# electricity - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid

Jan 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 68 Views 53 Comments

Rebuilding the grid will take more than a decade and we are still at the start. Now is the time to change the process from an adversarial one to a truly participative project developed in the public interest, writes Ossian Smyth.

Engineers say EirGrid project will be 'key to economic prosperity'
# FDI
# FDI

Engineers say EirGrid project will be 'key to economic prosperity'

Jan 15th 2014, 10:43 AM 7,220 Views 84 Comments

EirGrid know what they’re doing and have ‘some of the best engineers in the world’ working with them, Engineers Ireland has said.

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’
# COUNTRYSIDE
# COUNTRYSIDE

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

Jan 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,469 Views 83 Comments

The MEP is calling on the EU Commission to fully investigate the health risks on humans and animals of high voltage overhead power lines such as those proposed by Eirgrid.

# electricity - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead
# Opinion
# Opinion

Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead

Jan 9th 2014, 11:30 PM 1,764 Views 124 Comments

MEP outlines her arguments for opposing Eirgrid’s Gridlink infrastructure plan, which would see giant pylons across rural areas.

# electricity - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration

Jan 7th 2014, 1:33 PM 13,688 Views 108 Comments

One of Enda Kenny’s own backbenchers has said the Taoiseach’s comments, linking construction of overhead pylons to emigration of young people, are “unfortunate”.