The CRU deals with complaints in respect of energy suppliers and network operators. Photograph: iStock

More than a third of complaints about energy suppliers dealt with by the State’s utilities regulator were upheld in favour of the consumer, the watchd(...)

ESB’s current strategy is entirely based on Ireland’s need to move to a low-carbon energy system as part of meeting the Paris Agreement, an ESB spokesman said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ESB has strongly defended its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and rejected a suggestion its investment plans will cause fossil fuel “lock-(...)

Employers can pay workers an allowance of €3.20 a day to compensate for home expenses without paying any tax, PRSI or the universal social charge on it. Photograph: Getty Images

If the pandemic has you working from home you’re effectively running a branch office. But who’s paying the bill? Workers everywhere are absorbing emp(...)

Friends of the Earth, along with a number of other climate groups, has called on the Government to revise the mandates of Ireland’s public bodies to ensure reliable, secure and climate-safe energy generation and distribution.

The ESB, Gas Networks Ireland and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities risk locking Ireland into fossil fuels use for decades, according to a Fr(...)

Irish Water will spend €4.5 billion between now and 2024.

Irish Water has been given approval to make capital expenditure of €4.5 billion over the coming four years. The Commission for Regulation of Utilities(...)

Irish Water: the obvious solution to funding shortfalls is metering but this is unlikely to happen for quite some time

The Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment of the Irish water system last week found that 1.1 million people in the State are served by treatmen(...)

Users who say “Alexa, start Switch on CRU” or “Hey Google, start Switch with CRU” will be able to pursue a conversation with their smart speakers about energy savings, safety and switching. Photograph: iStock

People who want to switch energy suppliers to keep down the cost of their bills will be encouraged to ask Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa and its cou(...)

Sustainable, low-impact building - grass-roofed house with photovoltaic solar panel built and blended into seacliffs in the  Beara Peninsula, West Cork

The image of Charlie Haughey with his own wind turbine on Inishvickillane in the 1980s was the nearest Ireland got to the secret, self-sufficient bunk(...)

Electricity supplier switching rates were down 10.8%  in the second quarter versus the previous three months

Consumers are failing to benefit from an increasingly competitive energy market by not switching suppliers, the regulator in charge of setting prices (...)

Flogas, a subsidiary of diversified energy and services group DCC, said it will now invest heavily in new IT infrastructure. Photograph: iStock

Flogas has agreed to acquire the Irish customers of Canadian-based Just Energy for up to €700,000. The deal will see about 10,000 customers transfer (...)

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