Affording Utilities

Our expenditure on fuel and energy increased by almost 200% between 2008 and 2012.

The cost of energy has increased significantly in recent years, impacting on the budgets of many people we help. The introduction of water charges are an additional challenge for cash-strapped households.

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SVP Submission to NECP 2021-2030
Light, heat and power are a fundamental requirement to participate in society and a pre-requisite for social inclusion. SVP’s ambition is affordable energy and warm homes for all. In our submission on the new National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) 2021-2030, we are asking for an ambitious and properly resourced plan to tackle energy poverty. As Ireland transitions to a low carbon economy, it is critical that measures are put in place to ensure this transition is fair and socially just.
Published 16 Nov 2018 | PDF | 497.57 KB