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Cost of electricity in Ireland ranks third more expensive in the European Union




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We are still paying way above the European average when it comes down to many things, one of them being the electricity we use every day.

Figures just released by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics hub, reveal the shocking truth that users here pay an average of
€25.40 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). And in fact, when one takes away taxes and levies from that figure, we hold the dubious honor of having the most expensive electricity anywhere in Europe.

By comparison, UK users pay an average charge of 20.1 per kWh, which is 21% lower than us.

Energy companies do the usual and blame others for the ripoff. According to Electric Ireland, for instance, has said before that Eurostat bases its figures on “lower average consumption figures than are found here”.

Ireland’s over reliance on imported fossil fuels to generate power has also been bandied around as one of the reasons for the catastrophic prices we pay.

 

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