The great power struggle

After 30 years without an energy policy, the government last week unveiled its long-awaited Green Paper. It also released a report by consultants Deloitte that caused consternation in the ESB by putting cost efficiencies and salaries at the semi-stat

7th October, 2006

The requirements that the government has to juggle in its White Paper on energy, due out in December are formidable - from securing Ireland’s energy supplies within a volatile market to promoting renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions, while at the same time boosting competition to drive down energy prices.

However, the government will not block the energy regulator’s decision to sanction price increases, according to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural...

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