The price ISN’T right – Fitz


Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice says that proposals to increase energy bills are unacceptable and unfair.

In a statement, he said: “The Commission for Energy Regulation has proposed an increase of 40% in the Public Service Obligation charge in domestic energy bills, with businesses facing a 12% increase.”

Deputy Fitzmaurice said the proposed increase is totally unacceptable and unfair and he has called for an “immediate and informed debate” about alternative energy sources and how much they are costing.

“At the moment, every domestic customer pays a PSO levy of €5.90 per month on their energy bill to support alternative and renewable energy sources and the proposal is to raise that figure to €8.27 per month, which is a 40% increase. The proposals also include a 12% rise in the charge to business users. This is not acceptable.”