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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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Plan to take €100 off the first electricity bills of 2022 to be discussed by Cabinet next week
Electricity prices increased by almost 5% in November, up nearly 21% over the 12 months.
# energy costs
Barry Cowen claims the ESB may have ‘orchestrated’ the current energy crisis
Cowen asked why the ESB is being rewarded “handsomely despite exacerbating the supply shortage”.
# Prices
SSE Airtricity to increase electricity prices from September
The price change will see a typical household bill increase by around €3.89 per week for dual fuel customers.
# Electric Shock
Competition is finally heating up for power and gas customers
Energia has cut its rates only a few days after a new player emerged in the market.
Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.
# Blackout
Bord Gáis announces 2.2% electricity price increase
After absorbing the price increase for the winter, Bord Gáis Energy is to add around 50 cent a week to bills.
# Energy
Event aims to draw up a 'People's Charter on Renewable Energy'
One of the organisers said the government has “little or no long term, coordinated plans in place and is open to whoever wishes to come in and exploit our resources”.
# Banned
French court upholds ban on fracking
France banned the practice in 2011 over the objections of the oil industry.
# energy costs
People approaching St Vincent de Paul 'because they cannot afford the basics'
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has highlighted energy costs as particularly burdensome for struggling families.
# energy costs
First Bord Gáis, now Electric Ireland: Gas prices to rise by 35 cent per week
Electric Ireland is to increase the price for residential gas by 2 per cent from the start of October.
# energy costs
Bord Gáis prices set to rise - again - next month
Prices are set to rise by 2 per cent – although Bord Gáis had originally asked for an increase of more than 7 per cent…
# energy costs
Bord Gáis seeking 7 per cent price hike from October
The move would add almost nine euro per month to the average household winter gas bill.
# Recession
Calls to Vincent de Paul have increased by 80 per cent
Around one quarter of people who ask for help are looking for food.