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NSAI Develop World’s First Standard on Universal Design For Energy Products

NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) has developed the world’s first standard to enable energy products and services to be accessible and usable to more customers who span the full range of size, age, physical, mental and sensory abilities. SWIFT

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Wind Farm Developers Granted Improved Access to Electricity Transmission Grid

Wind farm developers have been granted improved access to the electricity transmission grid following a change to the rules that removes a significant market risk for them. After representations from EirGrid, the Commission for Energy Regulation has changed market access

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CER Now Responsible For LPG Safety

The functions of the CER have been extended to include LPG safety. With effect from 27th June 2011, it will be illegal for any person other than a Registered Gas Installer (RGI) to carry out work on an LPG domestic

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CER Introduces Flagging System to Tackle ‘Debt Hopping’

The Commission for Energy Regulation has decided to implement a debt flagging facility within the Irish gas and electricity market to alert energy companies when customers wishing to switch suppliers already have outstanding energy bills. The flagging mechanism will apply

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Bord Gais Energy Welcomes Deregulation of the SME Gas Market

Bord Gais Energy has welcomed the announcement by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) that it will deregulate the small and medium business segments of the gas market on October 1st 2011. This announcement means that the small and medium

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Strong Competition in Electricity Market

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) has published the results of its second annual electricity retail market consumer survey. This survey was commissioned by the CER in order to understand the attitudes and experiences of domestic (ie residential) customers in

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Bord Gais, ESB, Airtricity and Regulator Face Oireachtas Committee

Following a doubling in the rate of electricity disconnections and a warning by Bord Gais of a ‘social recession’, the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources will question officials from Bord Gais, ESB, Airtricty and the Commission for

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Electricity Disconnections – Oireachtas Communications Committee to Call in Bord Gais, ESB, Airtricity and Regulator

Following a doubling in the rate of electricity disconnections in the four months up to July and a warning by Bord Gais of a ‘social recession’, the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has agreed to call Bord

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Over a Third of Dail Legislation Emanated From Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

As the Dail rises today, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan TD has announced that of the 13 Acts that have been passed during this parliamentary session, five emanated from his Department. The five bills from the

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