I find it extraordinary that a hundred thousand people marched on Dublin about the water charges, and yet despite the fact that the Irish citizen is charged one of the highest electricity prices in the world, we pay our ESB bill without a murmur.
Unlike the water charge, the electricity price affects EVERYBODY, even those with their own well and/or septic tank.
So why are we not shutting down Leinster House in our protest about electricity prices which are subsidising the profits of big business? Why are we not taking to the streets to give vent to our anger about this country’s insane energy policy which is causing a proliferation of private wind farms and monster pylons, paid for by you, which are destroying our health, our environment, our industry, our economy, our very future?
There is an excellent analysis of what and why we pay for our electricity in a must-read blog “The Irish Energy Blog”, which can be found here: