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#Energy Crisis

# energy-crisis - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Stark rise in deprivation as more people struggle to heat homes and face utility bill arrears
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Stark rise in deprivation as more people struggle to heat homes and face utility bill arrears

Wed 2:02 PM 10,099 Views 3 Comments

The number of people living in deprivation and struggling to heat their homes has risen in 2022

Cabinet green lights windfall tax on energy companies
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Cabinet green lights windfall tax on energy companies

Nov 22nd 2022, 1:44 PM 7,283 Views 3 Comments

Revenue above a certain cap will be collected and used to support consumers facing expensive bills.

# energy-crisis - This month November 2022

Gas Networks Ireland not forecasting any disruption to Irish supply this winter

Gas Networks Ireland not forecasting any disruption to Irish supply this winter

Nov 1st 2022, 1:23 PM 5,961 Views 7 Comments

A report said that while Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created additional challenges, there is enough supply and capacity to meet demand.

# energy-crisis - Last month October 2022

Prepay Power increases electricity rates for the second time this year
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Prepay Power increases electricity rates for the second time this year

Oct 28th 2022, 3:40 PM 14,500 Views 28 Comments

The pay-as-you-go provider is not increasing its gas prices.

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 13,900 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.

CO2 emissions from combustion set to grow only slightly this year despite fears of big jump
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

CO2 emissions from combustion set to grow only slightly this year despite fears of big jump

Oct 19th 2022, 4:25 PM 4,455 Views 4 Comments

In China, the world’s largest polluter, emissions will stay largely flat in 2022.

Scheme to delay businesses repaying Covid debts to Revenue extended until 2024
# Covid Recovery
# Covid Recovery

Scheme to delay businesses repaying Covid debts to Revenue extended until 2024

Oct 17th 2022, 9:12 PM 10,721 Views 1 Comment

Revenue has pushed the repayment date for warehoused debt out to 1 May 2024.

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 11,880 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.
Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue
# Ireland Going Green
# Ireland Going Green

Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue

Updated Oct 4th 2022, 12:17 PM 30,594 Views 27 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says the government is behind the curve as it finally lifts restrictions on numbers of panels on a property.

Electric Ireland, SSE Airtricity and Bord Gáis price hikes kick in this weekend
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Electric Ireland, SSE Airtricity and Bord Gáis price hikes kick in this weekend

Oct 1st 2022, 6:30 AM 38,579 Views 48 Comments

Increases for Electric Ireland and SSE Airtricity customers comes into effect today.

# energy-crisis - September September 2022

EU agrees to windfall levy on energy companies which could generate €2 billion for Ireland
# Windfall Levy
# Windfall Levy

EU agrees to windfall levy on energy companies which could generate €2 billion for Ireland

Sep 30th 2022, 11:12 AM 18,263 Views 42 Comments

Speaking prior to the agreement, Enegery Minister Eamon RyanIreland can expect up to €2 billion from the deal.

Industrial electricity users face 10% hike during peak hours
# Peak Pricing
# Peak Pricing

Industrial electricity users face 10% hike during peak hours

Sep 28th 2022, 3:54 PM 9,524 Views 11 Comments

The utilities regulator says the decision will impact large manufacturers and data centres but not domestic users.

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 15,516 Views 9 Comments

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

Plans lodged for back-up gas generators in north Dublin
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Plans lodged for back-up gas generators in north Dublin

Sep 20th 2022, 7:53 PM 18,889 Views 14 Comments

The site will generate enough electricity to power 236,000 homes for a year.

The Christmas lights in Dublin will be turned off earlier each night this year
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

The Christmas lights in Dublin will be turned off earlier each night this year

Sep 19th 2022, 3:25 PM 22,717 Views 12 Comments

Eamon Ryan said earlier this month that local authorities were looking at the issue of Christmas lights this winter.

Louvre and Versailles to turn off lights earlier in symbolic energy savings push
# France
# France

Louvre and Versailles to turn off lights earlier in symbolic energy savings push

Sep 17th 2022, 1:49 PM 8,188 Views 2 Comments

The Louvre Pyramid will go dark at 11pm instead of 1am to remind the public of the energy crisis sparked by the war in Ukraine.

Explainer: How can energy profits and wholesale prices both be on the rise?
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Explainer: How can energy profits and wholesale prices both be on the rise?

Sep 17th 2022, 9:00 AM 21,973 Views 47 Comments

ESB is the latest energy company to announce a large after-tax profit.

Taoiseach says 'much higher' ESB dividend to be taken as after-tax profits hit €390 million
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Taoiseach says 'much higher' ESB dividend to be taken as after-tax profits hit €390 million

Updated Sep 16th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,628 Views 99 Comments

The company recorded a jump from €128 million in the first half of 2021 to €390 million in the same period this year.

Windfall tax will be backdated but it's unclear how much money levy will raise, say leaders
# Budget 2023
# Budget 2023

Windfall tax will be backdated but it's unclear how much money levy will raise, say leaders

Sep 15th 2022, 3:09 PM 17,416 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is still unclear how much money the levy will raise.

EU plans 'comprehensive reform' of electricity market as MEPs back higher renewables target
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

EU plans 'comprehensive reform' of electricity market as MEPs back higher renewables target

Updated Sep 14th 2022, 2:34 PM 25,412 Views 22 Comments

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said ‘Russia keeps on actively manipulating our energy market’.

'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 30,946 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.

Most energy suppliers are still not paying households for solar power despite August promise
# Solar Setback
# Solar Setback

Most energy suppliers are still not paying households for solar power despite August promise

Sep 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,926 Views 35 Comments
  • Microgenerators are supposed to be able to sell back any surplus power they produce to their energy supplier.
  • Only one supplier could confirm that it started to pay microgenerators before 31 August in line with an assurance by the national energy regulator.
  • At least eight had not yet commenced payment, Lauren Boland reports.
Liz Truss to cap household energy bills at £2,500 and lift fracking ban
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Liz Truss to cap household energy bills at £2,500 and lift fracking ban

Updated Sep 8th 2022, 1:26 PM 32,050 Views 46 Comments

Reports suggest the plan could cost up to £150 billion, surpassing Britain’s Covid-era furlough jobs support scheme.

People Before Profit call for 'radical measures' to tackle sky-high energy prices
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

People Before Profit call for 'radical measures' to tackle sky-high energy prices

Sep 7th 2022, 3:20 PM 12,376 Views 33 Comments

TD Richard Boyd Barrett called for an energy price cap to be implemented by the Government.

Price hikes: Energia to increase electricity prices by 29% and gas by 39%
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Price hikes: Energia to increase electricity prices by 29% and gas by 39%

Sep 7th 2022, 3:18 PM 30,954 Views 41 Comments

Dual fuel customers will face a rise of 33%.

Use of street Christmas lights being considered by local councils amidst energy crisis, says Ryan
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Use of street Christmas lights being considered by local councils amidst energy crisis, says Ryan

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 10:22 PM 46,064 Views 76 Comments

The energy minister said there’s no guarantees that power blackouts can be avoided this winter.

Top climate panel tells government how to weather energy crisis
# Take It By Storm
# Take It By Storm

Top climate panel tells government how to weather energy crisis

Sep 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 26,974 Views 51 Comments
  • The Climate Change Advisory Council says crucial actions to combat the climate crisis are not happening quickly enough.
  • In its annual report, it tells the government how to power through the current energy crisis, Lauren Boland reports.
Could a decision NOT to turn back the clocks save on energy bills this winter?
# Daylight Savings
# Daylight Savings

Could a decision NOT to turn back the clocks save on energy bills this winter?

Sep 5th 2022, 5:00 PM 33,329 Views 44 Comments

Experts have conflicting opinions on whether the move would be good for Ireland.

European stocks and euro tumble as Russia fuels energy crisis
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

European stocks and euro tumble as Russia fuels energy crisis

Sep 5th 2022, 3:12 PM 28,312 Views 39 Comments

Investors are fearful of an energy supply crunch during the peak-demandin winter.

'I cry a lot now trying to figure out what to do': Your stories of coping with soaring energy bills
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'I cry a lot now trying to figure out what to do': Your stories of coping with soaring energy bills

Sep 4th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,065 Views 71 Comments
  • The Journal asked readers to reach out with their stories about the continuing impact of rising energy prices.
  • Electric Ireland, SSE Airtricity and Bord Gáis have all hiked their prices in recent days.
  • Speculation on what the Government will do to tackle the energy crisis has continued ahead of the Budget.
Are you struggling with the rising cost of energy? We want to hear your stories
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

Are you struggling with the rising cost of energy? We want to hear your stories

Sep 1st 2022, 5:08 PM 25,343 Views 36 Comments

The cost of electricity and gas is set to continue to rise into the winter.

# energy-crisis - August August 2022

Risk of electricity blackouts in Ireland ‘slightly worse’ than last winter, committee hears
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Risk of electricity blackouts in Ireland ‘slightly worse’ than last winter, committee hears

Updated Aug 30th 2022, 3:45 PM 41,462 Views 66 Comments

Eamon Ryan is appearing before the Committee this afternoon alongside Eirgrid and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities.

Taoiseach and senior ministers discuss energy security and price issues
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Taoiseach and senior ministers discuss energy security and price issues

Aug 29th 2022, 10:58 PM 14,029 Views 38 Comments

Government coalition members attended the meeting on tonight to consider ways to reduce soaring energy costs.

'Enough is enough': Cowen says those responsible for energy crisis must be held accountable
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

'Enough is enough': Cowen says those responsible for energy crisis must be held accountable

Aug 28th 2022, 7:30 AM 51,652 Views 77 Comments

The Department, EirGrid and CRU are ‘all asleep at the wheel’, the Fianna Fáil TD told The Journal.

Ireland could be 'almost 100% dependent' on UK for gas supplies by 2026
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Ireland could be 'almost 100% dependent' on UK for gas supplies by 2026

Aug 25th 2022, 9:04 AM 20,313 Views 56 Comments

The warning was made at a June meeting of Energy Security Emergency Group.

Taoiseach affirms growing energy demand as electricity cost rises 86%
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Taoiseach affirms growing energy demand as electricity cost rises 86%

Updated Aug 22nd 2022, 9:14 PM 47,405 Views 72 Comments

New figures from the CSO also showed increases in food and construction prices.

Detached houses use 82% more gas for heating than apartments, CSO finds
# Energy Use
# Energy Use

Detached houses use 82% more gas for heating than apartments, CSO finds

Aug 8th 2022, 2:16 PM 17,360 Views 41 Comments

The report found that homes with better energy ratings consume more gas than lower-rated dwellings.

Taoiseach says Government will consider windfall tax on energy companies in Budget
# One Off Tax
# One Off Tax

Taoiseach says Government will consider windfall tax on energy companies in Budget

Aug 4th 2022, 10:00 PM 24,282 Views 42 Comments

Energy prices have soared for households in recent months.

Poll: Should the government introduce a windfall tax on energy companies?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government introduce a windfall tax on energy companies?

Aug 4th 2022, 10:55 AM 30,574 Views 71 Comments

The UN chief has accused oil and gas companies of making “excessive” profits from this crisis.

# energy-crisis - July July 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 28,607 Views 37 Comments

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

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