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    Default Time to tackle the Irish energy companies exploitation of Irish citizens?

    The UK Conservative have decided to tackle the UK energy companies because of their relentless rises in residential energy bills. How long will it take our Government to tackle the current exploitation of Irish consumers, by Irish Energy companies? We usually ape everything from the UK, so I would not be surprised if we see some similar sentiments from our Shoneen Government.

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    How does what we pay compare to the UK? Or to other EU countries?

    Edit: Here: Europe's Energy Portal Fuel Prices, Rates for Power & Natural Gas

    Irelands approximately average to a little above average.

    Ireland:

    Petrol - €1.69 Gas - €0.0506 Electricity - €0.1920

    UK

    Petrol - €1.71 Gas - €0.0419 Electricity - €0.1419

    Sweden

    Petrol - €1.725 Gas - €0.1226 Electricity - €0.2098

    Estonia

    Petrol - €1.409 Gas - €0.0414 Electricity - €0.0908

    Conclusion:

    Electricity is up to 50% cheaper in countries with nuclear power. Gas is cheaper the closer you get to Russia. Petrol is expensive everywhere.
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    petrol would be 70c a ltr if it wasnt for government exploitation of Irish citiznes. hard to get excited about whats happening with the scraps left over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    petrol would be 70c a ltr if it wasnt for government exploitation of Irish citiznes. hard to get excited about whats happening with the scraps left over
    And cars etc would be 50% cheaper too.

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    We were with airtricity for gas + electricity and literally every bill that came in the door was for hundreds of euro, now bear in mind that both of us work so we were gone most of the time, told them to FO a few weeks ago....best thing i ever did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpartyboy View Post
    We were with airtricity for gas + electricity and literally every bill that came in the door was for hundreds of euro, now bear in mind that both of us work so we were gone most of the time, told them to FO a few weeks ago....best thing i ever did.
    Who did you switch to?

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    What gets me is the Standing charges on Gas especially. I have not switched on the gas since last may. the bills still came in at around 50Euro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    How does what we pay compare to the UK? Or to other EU countries?

    Edit: Here: Europe's Energy Portal Fuel Prices, Rates for Power & Natural Gas

    Irelands approximately average to a little above average.

    Ireland:

    Petrol - €1.69 Gas - €0.0506 Electricity - €0.1920

    UK

    Petrol - €1.71 Gas - €0.0419 Electricity - €0.1419

    Sweden

    Petrol - €1.725 Gas - €0.1226 Electricity - €0.2098

    Estonia

    Petrol - €1.409 Gas - €0.0414 Electricity - €0.0908

    Conclusion:

    Electricity is up to 50% cheaper in countries with nuclear power. Gas is cheaper the closer you get to Russia. Petrol is expensive everywhere.
    You can quote what you like but since Private companies became involved in the Irish residential energy business, bills have gone crazy. We were told that competition would reduce prices but this turns out to be anothe lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpartyboy View Post
    We were with airtricity for gas + electricity and literally every bill that came in the door was for hundreds of euro, now bear in mind that both of us work so we were gone most of the time, told them to FO a few weeks ago....best thing i ever did.
    That seems to be the pattern

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