ESB boss unsure if electricity prices will continue to rise

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9th July, 2021
ESB boss unsure if electricity prices will continue to rise
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The head of the Electricity Supply Board has said he does not know whether electricity and gas prices will continue to rise.

Electricity prices could continue to rise as the EU wants carbon to become more expensive, Pat O’Doherty, the chief executive of the ESB, said.

“The unit price of electricity will more than likely go up, but we'll be using less of that as we make our homes more efficient and we...

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