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#Electricity

# electricity - Monday 27 May, 2013

Power surge: Ireland's electricity prices rise by more than EU average

Ireland’s power prices rose 10 per cent last year – among the highest increases anywhere in the European Union.

# electricity - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Clumsy crane operator knocks out electricity in a third of Vietnam

An operator knocked down a tree – which cut the main high-voltage line between the north and south of the country.

# electricity - Friday 26 April, 2013

Gas from a dump in Kildare to become electricity for 14,000 houses

Bord na Móna is building a landfill gas power plant at the Drehid facility near Allenwood, with production beginning next year.

# electricity - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Bord Gáis says 100,000 customers have agreed repayment plans

The energy company released its annual report today which showed that 62,000 pay-as-you-go meters are now installed in Irish homes.

# electricity - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Airtricity’s parent company fined €12.5 million for misleading customers

The fine was imposed after customers in the UK were given misleading information which made the company appear cheaper than competitors.

# electricity - Monday 25 March, 2013

Helicopters used to dispatch crews as 900 homes in North still without power

Customers in rural and exposed areas are still without power following the heavy snowfall in the North last week.

# electricity - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Northern Ireland still faces blackouts as weather warning persists in Republic What The Fliuch? This post contains videos

Northern Ireland still faces blackouts as weather warning persists in Republic

A ‘Status Yellow’ warning is issued for parts of the Republic as 35,000 homes in the North remain without electricity.

# electricity - Friday 22 March, 2013

Floods, power cuts, traffic jams: rain wreaks havoc

A Waterford station has seen a record 63mm of rain fall in the past 36 hours.

# electricity - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

More than 5,800 homes lost gas or electricity connection because of non-payment

The figures were compiled by the Commission for Energy Regulation for the period from July to September 2012.

# electricity - Friday 15 February, 2013

Poll: Have you tried to reduce your energy usage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you tried to reduce your energy usage?

Are you energy conscious? If so, why?

Energy usage in Ireland dropped 12 per cent in just three years

Ireland has had the second largest drop in energy consumption in the EU since the financial crisis hit.

# electricity - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Thousands without power due to high winds

Fallen trees are also blocking a number of roads. The wind will continue for much of today, so drivers are warned to take care.

# electricity - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?

Up to 30,000 jobs could be created under new plans but they could lead to hundreds of wind turbines being built in the midlands. Do you welcome the plans?

# electricity - Saturday 29 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# electricity - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Hundreds of homes without power after wicked winds

Properties in Dublin, Galway, Longford, Waterford, Clare and Limerick have been affected.

# electricity - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

European Investment Bank provides €155m loan to Bord Gáis for wind farms

It is expected that the new expansion programme will increase the operational wind capacity of Bord Gáis by more than 50 per cent.

# electricity - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Venice flooded as 200 evacuated in Tuscany

Floodwaters led to the evacuations after bad weather hit northern Italy this weekend.

# electricity - Monday 5 November, 2012

New York schools to reopen - but freezing weather brings new risks

Tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed or damaged by superstorm Sandy now need to find somewhere to live – and temperatures are plunging dramatically.

# electricity - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Two power outages in Dublin this morning

Plus, did you know you can check if there is a power outage in your area by using a new ESB app?

# electricity - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

East West Interconnector causing phone line interference

Eirgrid said the go-live date of the interconnector will now be temporarily deferred.

# electricity - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost

The government is increasing a surcharge on electricity bills to fund the development of alternative energy.

# electricity - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Police taser blind man after mistaking stick for samurai sword Tasered This post contains a poll

Police taser blind man after mistaking stick for samurai sword

The grandfather thought he was going to die when he felt the electricity surge through his body.

# electricity - Thursday 4 October, 2012

He's electric: David Blaine goes high voltage for new stunt

The illusionist is preparing to spend three days and three nights standing in the middle of electric currents – with a chainmail bodysuit as a barrier.

# electricity - Friday 28 September, 2012

Poll: Have you turned on your heating yet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you turned on your heating yet?

With energy price hikes kicking in soon and temperatures falling, are you switching on the timer – or holding off as long as possible?

# electricity - Saturday 22 September, 2012

'Leave the immersion on': Your tips for saving energy... and money

With rising gas and electricity prices we gave you a few tips to make savings last week. Now it’s your turn.

# electricity - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pics: Is Enda able to generate his own electricity?* Electrifying This post contains images

Pics: Is Enda able to generate his own electricity?*

*No of course not. Don’t be silly.

# electricity - Friday 14 September, 2012

Airtricity announces rise in gas and electricity prices

Customers face an increase in the cost of their gas and electricity from the middle of next month, the company said today.

# electricity - Friday 7 September, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added baby heavy metal

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Electric Ireland announces electricity and gas price increases

Not good news for the company’s 1.3 million customers, 60,000 of whom also get their gas from Electric Ireland.

# electricity - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

$10k refunded to woman charged for 25 years of streetlighting

Woman discovered the error when someone interested in buying her home queried her utility charges.

From The Daily Edge Mr Motivator to jig along at Electric Picnic Move It Move It

Mr Motivator to jig along at Electric Picnic

Remember Mr Motivator? He’s back in Ireland – and he wants to get people at Electric Picnic dancing. You won’t be able to say no…

# electricity - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Number of people having gas and electricity cut off has tripled

Almost 7,000 customers had their gas or electricity disconnected in the first three months of this year.

Energy Index jumps in July with increases for oil, coal and electricity

The latest Bord Gáis Energy Index cites supply issues and eurozone weakness as pushing fuel up.

# electricity - Monday 30 July, 2012

India: 370 million people affected by power outage

Worst blackout to hit India in ten years highlights country’s struggle to meet growing demand for electricity.

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor

Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.

# electricity - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Five killed as severe storms strike eastern US

Thousands have been left without electricity and air conditioning as US weather forecasters warn of soaring temperatures in mid-Atlantic states.

# electricity - Monday 11 June, 2012

Electricity demand shaped by Ireland's first Euro 2012 match

EirGrid says Sunday evening demand for electricity was influenced by people sitting down together to watch the match – and make tea at half-time.

# electricity - Monday 4 June, 2012

How well is Ireland set up for electric cars?

Prices, charging points and government grants: TheJournal.ie looks into electric vehicle ownership in Ireland today.

# electricity - Thursday 10 May, 2012

A POWER CUT in Dublin’s city centre left large parts of the IFSC without power for a brief period this afternoon.
ESB said a fault in a sub-station on Sheriff Street in Dublin’s inner city at around 12.30pm caused a power cut in the area, including the financial services district. All customers had power restored within fifteen minutes of the fault taking place. The ESB is investigating the cause of the incident.

# electricity - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests

It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.