Electric Bills a real shocker that could see 7,408 homes disconnected:
By Anthony Connor
It may come as no surprise to many, but Ireland pays The EU’s third highest electricity bills, official Eurostat figures shows that we Paid €25.4 per 100kWh compare that to the lowest, Romania at just €3.2 per 100kWh and with Government taxes and levies of 18% added to electricity bills we are on track to become the EU’s highest. We are currently in first place on domestic water charges given that we pay Three times for Water in this country. What we need is more competition to combat these excessive high electricity prices. With oil at its lowest price in many years, that’s not an excuse the energy companies can use, for the excessive prices, we just have greedy corporate businesses, and with Denis O’Brien muscling in recently with the purchase of Pinergy we can only be fearful of the future on energy prices.
Electricity is a commodity that we all need and unless we keep some control on it, we will have to pay through the nose for it. A recent report from the commission for energy regulations revealed that 1,852 homes had there electricity cut off as they could not afford their bills and 633 homes had their gas disconnected and all in the past 3 months. So yearly figure’s, could be as high as 7,408 homes disconnected by the end of the year for all for the sin, of not been able to afford electricity a shocking reflection on this Lazy arrogant Government.