Electric Bills a real shocker that could see 7,408 homes disconnected:

Electric Bills a real shocker that could see 7,408 homes disconnected:

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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.

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1 Comment

  • Posted July 30, 2015

    Bikbok

    If the Irish want cheap, clean reliable and safe energy in the future,…. then passive safe generation-4 nuclear is the obvious route and unlike PWR’s doesn’t produce long lived waste or run the risk of meltdowns. Generation-4 concepts such as PRISM are already essentially commercially viable.
    Barring that there’s wind and pumped hydro,… though this would no doubt be significantly more expensive as you have to have several times installed capacity to compensate for low capacity factor and storage conversion losses,.. furthermore the task of relying solely on wind is further complicated by the fact that in future electricity supply will actually have to be increased substantially as areas such as heating and road transport which currently rely largely on direct fossil fuel use are electrified.
    Biomass isn’t a realistic option for the majority of the energy supply given that is has an abysmal production density by land area,.. far worse than even wind or solar.

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