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Gridwest row continues to rumble on

The ongoing row over the Gridwest project continued to make waves this week. Early in the week Eirgrid announced it was opening two new information centres on the Gridwest project, one on Bury Street in Ballina and another at the Square in Ballaghaderreen. The Ballina information centre will be open to members of the public from 10am to 6pm every Monday and Tuesday, and the Ballaghaderreen information centre from 10am to 6pm every Wednesday and Thursday. The existing Grid West information centre at Linenhall Street in Castlebar will remain open to members of the public team by appointment only.

Fuel poverty must be tackled—Ruane

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane, has welcomed the move by Electric Ireland to freeze its prices until January 2014 but warns that more needs to be done to tackle fuel poverty. She is calling on Labour to deliver on their party's promise to tackle fuel poverty and to use Budget 2014 to give some hope to families to make ends meet.

Property tax estimates to be sent to homeowners by March

Home owners across Galway city and county will receive letters in March telling them how much their home is worth and how much should be paid under the property tax.

Reduce your business’s electricity bills

Castlebar Chamber is hosting a free information evening to help people manage energy usage in their businesses and homes.

Claregalway family sets goal to live leaner in November

A Co Galway student and mother of four has set herself a challenge of feeding her family on €10 a day this month.

Power Detective in final of national award

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Castlebar company, Powersavvy, which was set up less than two years ago, was recently nominated for a major industry accolade that recognises innovation and business potential.

Athlone Credit Union launches home energy loan

With oil prices reaching all time highs and no changes in the regulation of the domestic electricity supply market, now is a good time for homeowners to consider upgrading and modifying their heating systems as part of an overall home energy plan. Solar power technology has come a long way in the past few years to the point where even allowing for the erratic and unpredictable Irish weather conditions it is now possible to capture the energy potential of the sun’s rays during natural daylight on most days. The installation of well placed solar panels plus good home insulation coupled with proper boiler calibration and the fitting of low emission light bulbs throughout a home can all go a long way towards reducing the average family heat and electricity bills - while at the same time playing a vital part in reducing our carbon footprint.

Climate change targets out of line with Europe

Athlone Chamber said that in light of the General Election date being brought forward the Climate Change Bill will now be withdrawn to allow for adequate consultation on the potentially penal targets for industry and society that it proposes.

Galway County reducing its carbon footprint with Energia’s ‘green energy’

Galway is set to significantly reduce its carbon footprint after the Galway County Council has signed up to a new “green energy” power deal with leading independent energy provider Energia. The deal will reduce Galway’s carbon footprint by almost 14,000 tonnes each year.

Multiple shocks from ESB price increase

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has warned that electricity bills face a double whammy as a separate price review is due in September on top of the €156 million levy due to be imposed in October to subsidise peat and renewable energy generators.

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