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More than 1,000 customers had their electricity or gas cut off in June
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More than 1,000 customers had their electricity or gas cut off in June

Aug 14th 2014, 1:55 PM 7,999 Views 24 Comments

These disconnections relate to the non-payment of bills.

Power restored to almost 3,200 affected by electricity fault in Dublin
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Power restored to almost 3,200 affected by electricity fault in Dublin

Aug 7th 2014, 12:55 PM 10,168 Views 15 Comments

The fault was first noted just after 3.30am today.

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station
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An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station

Aug 1st 2014, 10:21 PM 10,159 Views 92 Comments

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled against the Irish body today over the Hinkley Point power plant project.

6 things you should really stop putting off
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6 things you should really stop putting off

Jul 22nd 2014, 4:24 PM 101,337 Views 41 Comments

After you read this article, of course.

Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance
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Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance

Jul 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,735 Views 39 Comments

People Over Wind want to launch a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for the Cullenagh Wind Farm project.

Eirgrid identifying underground cable route from Cork to Kildare
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Eirgrid identifying underground cable route from Cork to Kildare

Jun 27th 2014, 4:45 PM 6,758 Views 14 Comments

Earlier this week, Eirgrid announced the underground route option for the Grid West project.

1 in 5 households are behind in their electricity bills
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1 in 5 households are behind in their electricity bills

Jun 26th 2014, 8:06 AM 7,125 Views 73 Comments

The survey was carried out by the Commission for Energy Regulation.

ESB halt works to save tourist's holiday at Galway guest house
# Power To The People
# Power To The People

ESB halt works to save tourist's holiday at Galway guest house

Jun 24th 2014, 6:00 PM 33,031 Views 33 Comments

ESB to the rescue!

Eirgrid to examine putting electrical wires underground
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# Down To The Wire

Eirgrid to examine putting electrical wires underground

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:04 PM 13,098 Views 129 Comments

The plan will mean no pylons on a stretch of the Grid West project.

More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in April
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More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in April

Jun 14th 2014, 12:52 PM 7,136 Views 33 Comments

However, many of these may have been properties deemed vacant.

From July, Bord Gáis will no longer have to apply to set their own prices
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# Deregulated

From July, Bord Gáis will no longer have to apply to set their own prices

May 30th 2014, 12:31 PM 7,531 Views 17 Comments

Price experts say it’s a good thing because it means better competition.

Here's how many homes had their gas and electricity disconnected last year
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Here's how many homes had their gas and electricity disconnected last year

May 21st 2014, 5:52 PM 11,737 Views 30 Comments

There has been a decline in disconnection of both gas and electricity, the Commission for Energy Regulation said today.

Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off
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# Deal

Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off

May 15th 2014, 3:21 PM 6,123 Views 16 Comments

That’s the guarantee under a new code of practice providers have signed up to.

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU
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# Waste Not

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

May 7th 2014, 1:25 PM 10,638 Views 39 Comments

But TD Kevin Humphreys still thinks the plans should be scrapped, saying today it is a waste of taxpayers’ money.

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills
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# Uswitch.ie

More households borrowing money to pay "increasingly unaffordable" energy bills

Apr 16th 2014, 9:24 AM 7,193 Views 49 Comments

Increasing numbers are turning to credit cards or dipping into savings.

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
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# Climate Change

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Apr 16th 2014, 8:00 AM 107 Views 8 Comments

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland
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# Wind Aware

New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland

Apr 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,664 Views 113 Comments

Wind Area Ireland is a launching a site today that it hopes will become a resource for communities, journalists, and policy-makers.

Over 15,000 gas and electricity customers were cut-off for not paying in 2013
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# Bills Bills Bills

Over 15,000 gas and electricity customers were cut-off for not paying in 2013

Apr 1st 2014, 10:01 AM 5,703 Views 24 Comments

That’s down significantly on the previous year.

Thousands left without power after lightning hits
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# Lights Off

Thousands left without power after lightning hits

Mar 31st 2014, 6:24 PM 22,805 Views 32 Comments

Crews are working to repair the damage which has left almost 5,000 homes and businesses without power.

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report
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There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report

Mar 27th 2014, 7:34 PM 11,062 Views 69 Comments

ReThink Pylons is calling again on the Irish Government to re-examine its energy policy and Grid25 projects.

"Social responsibility" reminder for Electric Ireland after street lights blackout
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# In The Dark

"Social responsibility" reminder for Electric Ireland after street lights blackout

Mar 6th 2014, 7:45 PM 12,883 Views 54 Comments

Two more Kildare estates have received letters saying their electricity could be switched off.

Paul O'Connell's Pinergy ads banned for being "misleading"
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# Pay As You Go

Paul O'Connell's Pinergy ads banned for being "misleading"

Feb 25th 2014, 10:13 AM 47,821 Views 58 Comments

The ads can’t be shown again in their current format, the Advertising Standards Authority said.

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland
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# Turbines

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 28,419 Views 276 Comments

Figures show that wind power generation did not meet forecast electricity generator 58 per cent of the time over the past five years.

Good news: All electricity faults to be cleared by tomorrow
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Good news: All electricity faults to be cleared by tomorrow

Feb 20th 2014, 6:51 PM 6,192 Views 20 Comments

ESB Networks has been phoning customers without power today to update them on what’s happening.

Eirgrid plan could destabilise Ireland's electrical network says new report
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# Shocking Findings

Eirgrid plan could destabilise Ireland's electrical network says new report

Feb 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,576 Views 87 Comments

The report says that the Grid25 plan is “without a solid foundation”.

ESB workers witness "extremely dangerous" incidents following storm damage
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# ESB

ESB workers witness "extremely dangerous" incidents following storm damage

Feb 17th 2014, 7:04 PM 15,720 Views 10 Comments

The ESB said that it has restored power to 260,000 customers since the weather affected power around the country.

19,000 homes still without power after last week's storm
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# Lights Out

19,000 homes still without power after last week's storm

Feb 17th 2014, 8:55 AM 5,612 Views 8 Comments

ESB said they are working on connecting homes by today or tomorrow, but some customers in isolated areas will not be connected until towards the end of the week.

Glendalough hotel offers shelter from the storm... plus tea and coffee
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# Helping Hand

Glendalough hotel offers shelter from the storm... plus tea and coffee

Feb 13th 2014, 8:55 AM 20,381 Views 19 Comments

We want to know what other acts of kindness you witnessed or took part in.

Renewable energy met 42% of our electricity demand on one day last year
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Renewable energy met 42% of our electricity demand on one day last year

Feb 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 13,298 Views 97 Comments

The amount contributed to the grid was the highest recorded.

ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out
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# Parting Shot

ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out

Feb 4th 2014, 11:10 PM 25,827 Views 87 Comments

Brendan Ogle said ESB workers were “viciously attacked by some in the media” during the recent pension dispute.

Rabbitte wants to reassure you about this part of the pylon study
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# Crossed Wires

Rabbitte wants to reassure you about this part of the pylon study

Jan 29th 2014, 7:57 PM 6,229 Views 61 Comments

Fianna Fáil is demanding that the North-South Interconnector be included in an Eirgrid Pylon review – here’s how the situation is being resolved.

Homes within 50m of Eirgrid pylons will be considered for compensation
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# Too Close To Home

Homes within 50m of Eirgrid pylons will be considered for compensation

Jan 29th 2014, 9:23 AM 9,265 Views 74 Comments

Sean Conlon TD said the Taoiseach told him last night the North South Interconnector would be reviewed by the independent panel.

Could controversial power lines go underground? The government wants to find out
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# Pylons

Could controversial power lines go underground? The government wants to find out

Jan 28th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,917 Views 32 Comments

Pat Rabbitte announced that an independent commission will examine the possibility of putting high-voltage power lines underground instead of on large pylons.

Did you switch your energy provider last year? More than 300,000 did
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# Sparks Fly

Did you switch your energy provider last year? More than 300,000 did

Jan 28th 2014, 11:00 AM 7,751 Views 27 Comments

Consumers shied away from major electricity suppliers.

48 hours with no technology or electricity, could you hack it?
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# Out Of Service

48 hours with no technology or electricity, could you hack it?

Jan 26th 2014, 5:30 PM 13,115 Views 119 Comments

A group of Irish students plan to switch off and plug out for two days.

Eirgrid says it will still accept pylon submissions, despite passing of deadline
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Eirgrid says it will still accept pylon submissions, despite passing of deadline

Jan 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,989 Views 13 Comments

If you missed the 7 January deadline but still have concerns, Eirgrid will add your submission to the pile of 35,000 already received.

Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid
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Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid

Jan 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 73 Views 53 Comments

Rebuilding the grid will take more than a decade and we are still at the start. Now is the time to change the process from an adversarial one to a truly participative project developed in the public interest, writes Ossian Smyth.

Engineers say EirGrid project will be 'key to economic prosperity'
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Engineers say EirGrid project will be 'key to economic prosperity'

Jan 15th 2014, 10:43 AM 7,230 Views 84 Comments

EirGrid know what they’re doing and have ‘some of the best engineers in the world’ working with them, Engineers Ireland has said.