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Time to review your electricity tariff

When Covid 19 struck earlier this year, the wholesale cost of electricity fell sharply. But recently the price of power has been moving upwards. In October electricity traded on the main wholesale market was 17% more expensive compared with the same month last year.

Prices are set to remain under pressure this winter. That’s because of a tightening squeeze of the margin between the amount of power we require and the generation available to meet that need during periods of high demand. The so...

Published on 15/11/2020
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Comparing central heating costs

For the vast majority of people, no matter what you use to heat your house you are exposed to a greater or lesser extent on world fuel prices. The fluctuations in these costs will determine whether you find yourself paying an increasing or decreasing amount to keep your home warm.

Earlier this year those households using home heating oil got a huge boost as the cost of crude dropped sharply. The oil price has recovered somewhat but has still not returned to where it was at the start of the ye...

Last updated on 29/10/2020
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Welcome to, the site that aims to keep you up to date on the latest developments in the energy market, including the fast changing renewables scene.

There’s information on how to reduce your energy bills. In particular a calculator will help you in the search for the electricity tariff that suits your needs. Also provided are regular updates on the relative costs of different fuels for central heating. is an initiative by local business journalist Jamie Delargy who, over the years, has made the subject of energy an area of special interest. His reports and assessments are complemented with articles from guest contributors working in the field of energy. is independently owned, managed and funded by local company DP Ireland. It receives no ‘click through” fees, advertising revenue or other payments from the electricity companies whose prices it compares.

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Home heating costs compared

Switching from one form of central heating to another is a challenging decision. Should you stay or should you go. It’s worthwhile checking how different fuels compare in price though past results are no guarantee of future performance.

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Our calculator will assist you search for the tariff that suits your needs. Just answer the questions to find out how suppliers are ranked on cost. Then check what bonuses and penalties may apply. But before switching, you should read our terms and condit

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