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# energy - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid
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Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid

Nov 29th 2022, 2:26 PM 8,887 Views 0 Comments

The head of Nato has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is attempting to weaponise the coming cold season.

# energy - Last month November 2022

Cabinet green lights windfall tax on energy companies
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Cabinet green lights windfall tax on energy companies

Nov 22nd 2022, 1:44 PM 7,297 Views 3 Comments

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

Cabinet expected to sign off on windfall tax on electricity companies
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# Windfall Levy

Cabinet expected to sign off on windfall tax on electricity companies

Nov 21st 2022, 9:49 PM 14,074 Views 19 Comments

A memo will be brought to Cabinet tomorrow seeking to introduce a cap on market revenue on non-gas electricity generators.

# energy - October October 2022

As winter approaches, not all energy bill 'hardship funds' are created equal
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As winter approaches, not all energy bill 'hardship funds' are created equal

Oct 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 13,908 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.

EU announces €500 million energy support package for Western Balkans
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# North Macedonia

EU announces €500 million energy support package for Western Balkans

Oct 26th 2022, 9:49 PM 8,885 Views 0 Comments

The EU Commission chief is set to visit Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia in the coming days

Analysis: Energy insecurity and our fracking future
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Analysis: Energy insecurity and our fracking future

Oct 26th 2022, 12:09 PM 7,164 Views 10 Comments

The Irish Academy of Engineering has said the government’s report on Ireland’s energy security is “seriously flawed”.

Paschal Donohoe says data centres could not be excluded from energy scheme
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# Data Centres

Paschal Donohoe says data centres could not be excluded from energy scheme

Oct 20th 2022, 7:21 PM 17,047 Views 21 Comments

The Finance Minister rounded on people who “want to chase data centres out of Ireland”.

1,000 disconnections in first half of this year as minister promises action plan in weeks
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1,000 disconnections in first half of this year as minister promises action plan in weeks

Oct 20th 2022, 1:28 PM 10,498 Views 10 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says 450,000 PAYG customers are being abandoned by Government.

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

Oct 19th 2022, 4:25 PM 4,456 Views 4 Comments

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

More financial supports for struggling householders may be announced soon, Ryan indicates
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# Energy Costs

More financial supports for struggling householders may be announced soon, Ryan indicates

Oct 19th 2022, 1:46 PM 17,265 Views 5 Comments

The financial aid is set to be part of the upcoming Energy Poverty Strategy Review.

Ukraine says Russia 'kidnapped' two nuclear plant workers
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Ukraine says Russia 'kidnapped' two nuclear plant workers

Oct 18th 2022, 10:53 PM 8,163 Views 1 Comment

The accusation comes as over 1,000 towns and village are without power due to Russian airstrikes

Govt will not oppose SF motion on protections for PAYG customers and banning of disconnections
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# Electricity

Govt will not oppose SF motion on protections for PAYG customers and banning of disconnections

Oct 18th 2022, 7:14 PM 9,303 Views 9 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan is understood to be working on a new action plan.

Annual inflation eases again slightly in September after 38-year high in July
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Annual inflation eases again slightly in September after 38-year high in July

Oct 13th 2022, 1:01 PM 8,125 Views 13 Comments

Home heating oil was up 83.8% in the year to September.

Cost of living crisis: Most households intend to use their home heating less often this winter
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# Soaring Prices

Cost of living crisis: Most households intend to use their home heating less often this winter

Oct 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 20,997 Views 34 Comments

A new poll from Red C and The Journal shows that 76% intend to delay putting the heating on.

‘No reason’ why anyone in financial hardship should lose power this winter, McGrath says
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‘No reason’ why anyone in financial hardship should lose power this winter, McGrath says

Oct 12th 2022, 7:42 PM 12,437 Views 62 Comments

Minister Michael McGrath told the Dáil ‘sufficient supports’ are in place to protect people.

Finland pushes forward with ditching fossil fuels in face of Russia's war and energy crisis
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Finland pushes forward with ditching fossil fuels in face of Russia's war and energy crisis

Oct 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 24,237 Views 19 Comments

Decades of diversifying energy has meant Russia’s war on Ukraine hasn’t left Finland as vulnerable as other countries – but prices have still jumped.

Minister meeting energy companies to discuss protections for PAYG and vulnerable customers
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# Energy Bills

Minister meeting energy companies to discuss protections for PAYG and vulnerable customers

Updated Oct 6th 2022, 2:39 PM 6,667 Views 9 Comments

The minister is also discussing customers supports and charges with the service providers.

Winter eviction ban being kept under review, says Taoiseach
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# Housing

Winter eviction ban being kept under review, says Taoiseach

Oct 6th 2022, 2:27 PM 7,385 Views 8 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has consulted with the AG on the issue.

Consumer price inflation forecasts revised upwards to 8% by the Central Bank
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# Inflation

Consumer price inflation forecasts revised upwards to 8% by the Central Bank

Oct 5th 2022, 12:05 AM 11,883 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.
German energy giant RWE to end coal use by 2030
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# Coal

German energy giant RWE to end coal use by 2030

Oct 4th 2022, 10:56 AM 4,730 Views 9 Comments

The decision will accelerate the closure of some of Europe’s most polluting power plants.

Food businesses remaining closed early in week to save on energy costs
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# Cost Of Living

Food businesses remaining closed early in week to save on energy costs

Oct 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 19,871 Views 13 Comments

One bar in Dublin is switching off its heating on Tuesdays but offering a food discount to customers.

# energy - September September 2022

Taoiseach: 'No room for energy companies exploiting crisis by hiking up standing charges'
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# New York

Taoiseach: 'No room for energy companies exploiting crisis by hiking up standing charges'

Sep 22nd 2022, 5:39 PM 19,608 Views 24 Comments

Government is considering the matter ahead of the budget, said Micheál Martin.

Explainer: Why a report says Ireland should build an LNG facility - and why that's controversial
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Explainer: Why a report says Ireland should build an LNG facility - and why that's controversial

Sep 19th 2022, 6:11 PM 13,426 Views 31 Comments

The new report outlines options for measures that could improve Ireland’s energy security.

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

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

Sep 19th 2022, 3:25 PM 22,817 Views 12 Comments

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

Varadkar unapologetic on 'Sinn Féin manifesto' remark about Commission on taxation
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Varadkar unapologetic on 'Sinn Féin manifesto' remark about Commission on taxation

Sep 18th 2022, 2:35 PM 29,255 Views 40 Comments

‘I hope we’re not in the place where you can’t say what you think anymore in politics.’

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

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

Sep 17th 2022, 9:00 AM 21,987 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
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Taoiseach says 'much higher' ESB dividend to be taken as after-tax profits hit €390 million

Updated Sep 16th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,633 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
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# 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 17,417 Views 15 Comments

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

Panda Power confirms departure from Irish energy market
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# Power Out

Panda Power confirms departure from Irish energy market

Sep 15th 2022, 9:51 AM 23,122 Views 19 Comments

Customers have two weeks to choose a new supplier.

Varadkar says potential price caps on energy bills have 'echoes of the bank guarantee'
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Varadkar says potential price caps on energy bills have 'echoes of the bank guarantee'

Sep 14th 2022, 5:11 PM 20,368 Views 29 Comments

Speaking today, Varadkar said that he is not ruling out price caps, but added that he was nervous about it.

Eiffel Tower lights to turn off earlier at night as Paris scales back on energy
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# City Of Lights

Eiffel Tower lights to turn off earlier at night as Paris scales back on energy

Sep 13th 2022, 1:45 PM 8,259 Views 5 Comments

The iconic landmark will now go dark at 11.45pm instead of 1:00am.

Electricity credits for householders will be universal payments and not targeted, says Taoiseach
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Electricity credits for householders will be universal payments and not targeted, says Taoiseach

Sep 13th 2022, 11:40 AM 43,301 Views 54 Comments

Micheál Martin said there are ‘huge questions’ around an electricity price cap.

'It shouldn't have been a surprise': How policy choices brought Ireland's energy to the brink
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# 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 30,956 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
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# Solar Setback

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

Sep 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,961 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.
Gas companies may have to pay 'solidarity contribution' from excess profits, says minister
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Gas companies may have to pay 'solidarity contribution' from excess profits, says minister

Updated Sep 9th 2022, 8:10 PM 33,651 Views 64 Comments

The main drive will be to find ways to compensate people struggling to pay their bills.

Public sector buildings to turn off heat 1-2 hours before closing time
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# Public Bodies

Public sector buildings to turn off heat 1-2 hours before closing time

Sep 7th 2022, 7:34 PM 33,740 Views 40 Comments

Public sector bodies will be required to set temperatures to the guideline of 19 degrees where appropriate.

Customers to receive electricity credit before Christmas, says minister
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Customers to receive electricity credit before Christmas, says minister

Updated Sep 7th 2022, 4:47 PM 62,075 Views 88 Comments
  • Householders will receive an increased energy credit before the end of the year.
  • Cabinet has approved a renewed public advice campaign on energy consumption.
  • The EU has proposed to cap the huge revenues earned power companies.
Colder offices and fewer Christmas lights ... what Europe is doing to cut down on energy use
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# Energy Saving

Colder offices and fewer Christmas lights ... what Europe is doing to cut down on energy use

Sep 7th 2022, 3:42 PM 25,309 Views 34 Comments

The EU plans to cut gas consumption by 15% between 1 August 2022 and 31 March 2023.

Using household appliances outside peak hours will help shore up energy security, says Ryan
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Using household appliances outside peak hours will help shore up energy security, says Ryan

Sep 7th 2022, 6:00 AM 42,433 Views 142 Comments

The three coalition leaders met last night to discuss the rising cost in energy and supports needed.

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

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 10:22 PM 46,073 Views 76 Comments

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

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