Environment Minister warns of...


Environment Minister warns of 'dramatic and difficult' winter

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RedFM Sport

09:59 31 Aug 2022

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The Environment Minister is warning of a “dramatic and difficult” winter ahead, as suppliers work to avoid energy blackouts.

Yesterday Eirgid told an Oireahctas energy committee that there’s a “heightened risk” to Ireland’s energy supplies this winter due to the rest of Europe’s energy supplies being “tight”.

Eamon Ryan says switching to alternative forms of energy and providing supports to households is essential to managing the crisis.

"By helping with good advice on energy efficiency, supports the likes of what we did last year and are doing again,   and working collectively to try and switch away, switch to alternatives.

"That's what we need to do, and that's the one certainty facing us this winter, it's going to be a dramatic and difficult period in energy, particularly because of the price rises. We will have to manage it."

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