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Sinn Féin welcome Electricity price freeze

14 September, 2010 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer McCann has welcomed the statement from the Energy Regulator Ian Osbourne that there will be no increase in the price of electricity this year.

Ms McCann stated,

“The statement from Ian Osbourne, the Energy Regulator, that there will be no rise in the price of electricity here is to be welcomed. The North of Ireland already has one of the highest costs for electricity in Europe and the decision to freeze that price will no doubt be well received by both industry and householders alike.

“In the present economic climate it is important that people on low incomes are not deprived from necessities like electricity needed to power and heat their homes but I would like the regulator to look further into bringing the price of electricity into line with other countries across Europe.” CRÍOCH

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