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#Electricity

# electricity - Friday 6 September, 2013

Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable"
# Gas Prices
# Gas Prices

Airtricity to increase gas prices from October, MD says it is "unavoidable"

Sep 6th 2013, 2:43 PM 5,145 Views 44 Comments

Those on Airtricity’s cheapest tariff will see gas prices rise by 31 cent a week.

# electricity - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Eirgrid propose routes for €500mn Leinster-Munster high-voltage power line
# Electricity
# Electricity

Eirgrid propose routes for €500mn Leinster-Munster high-voltage power line

Sep 3rd 2013, 12:34 PM 11,106 Views 27 Comments

The project is at an early stage and Eirgrid say they do not expect to submit an application to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval before 2015.

# electricity - Friday 23 August, 2013

ESB investigating cause of dramatic-looking electrical fire
# Danger! High Voltage
# Danger! High Voltage

ESB investigating cause of dramatic-looking electrical fire

Aug 23rd 2013, 4:30 PM 15,025 Views 23 Comments

No-one was hurt in the incident, which lasted about half an hour last night. Fifteen ESB customers were left without power overnight

# electricity - Monday 22 July, 2013

ESB: Keep kids away from disused buildings and from climbing pylons
# ESB
# ESB

ESB: Keep kids away from disused buildings and from climbing pylons

Jul 22nd 2013, 8:30 PM 5,471 Views 36 Comments

ESB has a number of safety tips and advice for people out enjoying the outdoors over the summer.

# electricity - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Traffic lights out after power cut in Dublin 8
# Electricity
# Electricity

Traffic lights out after power cut in Dublin 8

Jun 11th 2013, 6:49 PM 7,401 Views 11 Comments

# electricity - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

21,000 had gas or electricity cut for not paying bills
# Power Cut
# Power Cut

21,000 had gas or electricity cut for not paying bills

Jun 5th 2013, 2:36 PM 7,249 Views 98 Comments

Latest figures show 82 per cent more gas customers were cut off last year, compared to 2011.

# electricity - Monday 27 May, 2013

Power surge: Ireland's electricity prices rise by more than EU average
# Energy
# Energy

Power surge: Ireland's electricity prices rise by more than EU average

May 27th 2013, 6:15 PM 9,887 Views 60 Comments

Ireland’s power prices rose 10 per cent last year – among the highest increases anywhere in the European Union.

# electricity - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Clumsy crane operator knocks out electricity in a third of Vietnam
# Vietnam
# Vietnam

Clumsy crane operator knocks out electricity in a third of Vietnam

May 23rd 2013, 10:04 PM 16,526 Views 38 Comments

An operator knocked down a tree – which cut the main high-voltage line between the north and south of the country.

# electricity - Friday 26 April, 2013

Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houses
# Energy
# Energy

Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houses

Apr 26th 2013, 1:23 PM 14,608 Views 50 Comments

Bord na Móna is building a landfill gas power plant at the Drehid facility near Allenwood, with production beginning next year.

# electricity - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Bord Gáis says 100,000 customers have agreed repayment plans
# Bord Gais
# Bord Gais

Bord Gáis says 100,000 customers have agreed repayment plans

Apr 17th 2013, 7:10 PM 8,136 Views 24 Comments

The energy company released its annual report today which showed that 62,000 pay-as-you-go meters are now installed in Irish homes.

# electricity - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Airtricity’s parent company fined €12.5 million for misleading customers
# Fine
# Fine

Airtricity’s parent company fined €12.5 million for misleading customers

Apr 3rd 2013, 3:32 PM 12,716 Views 50 Comments

The fine was imposed after customers in the UK were given misleading information which made the company appear cheaper than competitors.

# electricity - Monday 25 March, 2013

Helicopters used to dispatch crews as 900 homes in North still without power
# Electricity
# Electricity

Helicopters used to dispatch crews as 900 homes in North still without power

Mar 25th 2013, 10:36 AM 5,826 Views 5 Comments

Customers in rural and exposed areas are still without power following the heavy snowfall in the North last week.

# electricity - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Northern Ireland still faces blackouts as weather warning persists in Republic
# What The Fliuch?
# What The Fliuch?

Northern Ireland still faces blackouts as weather warning persists in Republic

Mar 23rd 2013, 10:07 AM 9,084 Views 3 Comments

A ‘Status Yellow’ warning is issued for parts of the Republic as 35,000 homes in the North remain without electricity.

# electricity - Friday 22 March, 2013

Floods, power cuts, traffic jams: rain wreaks havoc
# Rainy Day
# Rainy Day

Floods, power cuts, traffic jams: rain wreaks havoc

Mar 22nd 2013, 1:39 PM 30,277 Views 74 Comments

A Waterford station has seen a record 63mm of rain fall in the past 36 hours.

# electricity - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

More than 5,800 homes lost gas or electricity connection because of non-payment
# Recession
# Recession

More than 5,800 homes lost gas or electricity connection because of non-payment

Mar 6th 2013, 9:30 AM 4,858 Views 37 Comments

The figures were compiled by the Commission for Energy Regulation for the period from July to September 2012.

# electricity - Friday 15 February, 2013

Poll: Have you tried to reduce your energy usage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you tried to reduce your energy usage?

Feb 15th 2013, 11:05 AM 8,238 Views 81 Comments

Are you energy conscious? If so, why?

Energy usage in Ireland dropped 12 per cent in just three years
# Unplugged
# Unplugged

Energy usage in Ireland dropped 12 per cent in just three years

Feb 15th 2013, 7:45 AM 8,735 Views 36 Comments

Ireland has had the second largest drop in energy consumption in the EU since the financial crisis hit.

# electricity - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Thousands without power due to high winds
# Weather
# Weather

Thousands without power due to high winds

Jan 31st 2013, 8:02 AM 9,559 Views 20 Comments

Fallen trees are also blocking a number of roads. The wind will continue for much of today, so drivers are warned to take care.

# electricity - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?

Jan 24th 2013, 9:44 AM 12,083 Views 174 Comments

Up to 30,000 jobs could be created under new plans but they could lead to hundreds of wind turbines being built in the midlands. Do you welcome the plans?

# electricity - Saturday 29 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Dec 29th 2012, 9:00 AM 13,480 Views 3 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# electricity - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Hundreds of homes without power after wicked winds
# Power
# Power

Hundreds of homes without power after wicked winds

Dec 23rd 2012, 7:43 AM 12,557 Views 25 Comments

Properties in Dublin, Galway, Longford, Waterford, Clare and Limerick have been affected.

# electricity - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

European Investment Bank provides €155m loan to Bord Gáis for wind farms
# Green Energy
# Green Energy

European Investment Bank provides €155m loan to Bord Gáis for wind farms

Nov 28th 2012, 4:43 PM 5,083 Views 50 Comments

It is expected that the new expansion programme will increase the operational wind capacity of Bord Gáis by more than 50 per cent.

# electricity - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Venice flooded as 200 evacuated in Tuscany
# Venice
# Venice

Venice flooded as 200 evacuated in Tuscany

Nov 11th 2012, 6:33 PM 17,448 Views 24 Comments

Floodwaters led to the evacuations after bad weather hit northern Italy this weekend.

# electricity - Monday 5 November, 2012

New York schools to reopen - but freezing weather brings new risks
# Sandy
# Sandy

New York schools to reopen - but freezing weather brings new risks

Nov 5th 2012, 8:22 AM 5,218 Views 5 Comments

Tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by superstorm Sandy now need to find somewhere to live – and temperatures are plunging dramatically.

# electricity - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Two power outages in Dublin this morning
# Electricity
# Electricity

Two power outages in Dublin this morning

Oct 31st 2012, 10:21 AM 15,939 Views 30 Comments

Plus, did you know you can check if there is a power outage in your area by using a new ESB app?

# electricity - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

East West Interconnector causing phone line interference
# Power
# Power

East West Interconnector causing phone line interference

Oct 24th 2012, 9:43 AM 5,976 Views 9 Comments

Eirgrid said the go-live date of the interconnector will now be temporarily deferred.

# electricity - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost

Oct 21st 2012, 3:58 PM 3,727 Views 21 Comments

The government is increasing a surcharge on electricity bills to fund the development of alternative energy.

# electricity - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Police taser blind man after mistaking stick for samurai sword
# Tasered
# Tasered

Police taser blind man after mistaking stick for samurai sword

Oct 18th 2012, 1:25 PM 10,338 Views 72 Comments

The grandfather thought he was going to die when he felt the electricity surge through his body.

# electricity - Thursday 4 October, 2012

He's electric: David Blaine goes high voltage for new stunt
# Danger! High Voltage
# Danger! High Voltage

He's electric: David Blaine goes high voltage for new stunt

Oct 4th 2012, 10:37 AM 4,141 Views 15 Comments

The illusionist is preparing to spend three days and three nights standing in the middle of electric currents – with a chainmail bodysuit as a barrier.

# electricity - Friday 28 September, 2012

Poll: Have you turned on your heating yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you turned on your heating yet?

Sep 28th 2012, 12:52 PM 9,395 Views 45 Comments

With energy price hikes kicking in soon and temperatures falling, are you switching on the timer – or holding off as long as possible?

# electricity - Saturday 22 September, 2012

'Leave the immersion on': Your tips for saving energy... and money
# Household Tips
# Household Tips

'Leave the immersion on': Your tips for saving energy... and money

Sep 22nd 2012, 9:15 AM 57,150 Views 46 Comments

With rising gas and electricity prices we gave you a few tips to make savings last week. Now it’s your turn.

# electricity - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Pics: Is Enda able to generate his own electricity?*
# Electrifying
From The Daily Edge
# Electrifying

Pics: Is Enda able to generate his own electricity?*

Sep 20th 2012, 9:23 PM 12,518 Views 55 Comments

*No of course not. Don’t be silly.

# electricity - Friday 14 September, 2012

Airtricity announces rise in gas and electricity prices
# Airtricity
# Airtricity

Airtricity announces rise in gas and electricity prices

Sep 14th 2012, 7:23 PM 6,055 Views 61 Comments

Customers face an increase in the cost of their gas and electricity from the middle of next month, the company said today.

# electricity - Friday 7 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal

Sep 7th 2012, 8:00 PM 8,561 Views 12 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Electric Ireland announces electricity and gas price increases
# Energy
# Energy

Electric Ireland announces electricity and gas price increases

Sep 7th 2012, 5:58 PM 5,651 Views 57 Comments

Not good news for the company’s 1.3 million customers, 60,000 of whom also get their gas from Electric Ireland.

# electricity - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

$10k refunded to woman charged for 25 years of streetlighting
# Refund
# Refund

$10k refunded to woman charged for 25 years of streetlighting

Aug 14th 2012, 7:04 PM 14,999 Views 24 Comments

Woman discovered the error when someone interested in buying her home queried her utility charges.

Mr Motivator to jig along at Electric Picnic
# Move It Move It
From The Daily Edge
# Move It Move It

Mr Motivator to jig along at Electric Picnic

Aug 14th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,760 Views 14 Comments

Remember Mr Motivator? He’s back in Ireland – and he wants to get people at Electric Picnic dancing. You won’t be able to say no…

# electricity - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Number of people having gas and electricity cut off has tripled
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

Number of people having gas and electricity cut off has tripled

Aug 7th 2012, 5:06 PM 5,642 Views 42 Comments

Almost 7,000 customers had their gas or electricity disconnected in the first three months of this year.

Energy Index jumps in July with increases for oil, coal and electricity
# Energy Index
# Energy Index

Energy Index jumps in July with increases for oil, coal and electricity

Aug 7th 2012, 10:09 AM 1,840 Views 7 Comments

The latest Bord Gáis Energy Index cites supply issues and eurozone weakness as pushing fuel up.

# electricity - Monday 30 July, 2012

India: 370 million people affected by power outage
# India
# India

India: 370 million people affected by power outage

Jul 30th 2012, 1:58 PM 2,904 Views 9 Comments

Worst blackout to hit India in ten years highlights country’s struggle to meet growing demand for electricity.