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From TheJournal.ie Eirgrid to examine putting electrical wires underground Down To The Wire

Eirgrid to examine putting electrical wires underground

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

From TheJournal.ie More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in April Cer

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many homes had their gas and electricity disconnected last year Energy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off Deal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU Waste Not

Controversial Poolbeg plan gets green light from EU

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

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie New website holds microscope to "industry-driven" wind energy production in Ireland Wind Aware

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 15,000 gas and electricity customers were cut-off for not paying in 2013 Bills Bills Bills

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

That’s down significantly on the previous year.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands left without power after lightning hits Lights Off

Thousands left without power after lightning hits

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

From TheJournal.ie There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report Energy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "Social responsibility" reminder for Electric Ireland after street lights blackout In The Dark

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Paul O'Connell's Pinergy ads banned for being "misleading" Pay As You Go

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland Turbines

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Good news: All electricity faults to be cleared by tomorrow Weatherwatch

Good news: All electricity faults to be cleared by tomorrow

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

From TheJournal.ie Eirgrid plan could destabilise Ireland's electrical network says new report Shocking Findings

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie ESB workers witness "extremely dangerous" incidents following storm damage ESB

ESB workers witness "extremely dangerous" incidents following storm damage

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

From TheJournal.ie 19,000 homes still without power after last week's storm Lights Out

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as we nudge closer to the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Glendalough hotel offers shelter from the storm... plus tea and coffee Helping Hand

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Renewable energy met 42% of our electricity demand on one day last year 1866 MW

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

The amount contributed to the grid was the highest recorded.

From TheJournal.ie ESB union chief quits but takes aim at the media on his way out Parting Shot

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte wants to reassure you about this part of the pylon study Crossed Wires

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Homes within 50m of Eirgrid pylons will be considered for compensation Too Close To Home

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Could controversial power lines go underground? The government wants to find out Pylons

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Did you switch your energy provider last year? More than 300,000 did Sparks Fly

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

Consumers shied away from major electricity suppliers.

From TheJournal.ie 48 hours with no technology or electricity, could you hack it? Out Of Service

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Eirgrid says it will still accept pylon submissions, despite passing of deadline Grid Link

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The people should have a say in planning Ireland's energy grid Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Engineers say EirGrid project will be 'key to economic prosperity' FDI

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’ COUNTRYSIDE

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

The MEP is calling on the EU Commission to fully investigate the health risks on humans and animals of high voltage overhead power lines such as those proposed by Eirgrid.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead Opinion

Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead

MEP outlines her arguments for opposing Eirgrid’s Gridlink infrastructure plan, which would see giant pylons across rural areas.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration Eirgrid

'Gaffe in the Gulf': Backbenchers criticise Taoiseach over linking pylons and emigration

One of Enda Kenny’s own backbenchers has said the Taoiseach’s comments, linking construction of overhead pylons to emigration of young people, are “unfortunate”.

From TheJournal.ie Power restored in suburbs of south Dublin after thousands affected by blackout Electricity

Power restored in suburbs of south Dublin after thousands affected by blackout

Over 450 homes in Newport Co Mayo are said to be still without power.

From TheJournal.ie Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow Pylons

Deadline for submissions on Eirgrid's Gridlink project closes tomorrow

Opposition groups were out protesting against pylon developments yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about plans to build more electricity pylons?

Plans have been criticised by people living in the areas concerned but Eirgrid and the government say the pylons are needed. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie 12,000 people without Eircom service as bad weather fall-out continues Stormwatch

12,000 people without Eircom service as bad weather fall-out continues

Meanwhile service has been restored to thousands of ESB customers who had their power cut after last night’s bad weather.