•Why does the price of electricity produced by wind generators rise when the price of gas rises1?
•Why does the most expensive electricity generator set the price that is paid to all generators on the Island of Ireland2?
•Why are some generators making profit margins of between 20 and 50 per cent when NI’s top 100 companies are seeing margins between 1 and 6 per cent?
•Why are wind generators paid for being on standby when the wind is not blowing?
•How can increasing renewable energy – which will cost consumers more - be considered separately from tackling fuel poverty3?
With the continuing severe weather across Northern Ireland the Consumer Council is reminding people of the practical steps they can take if their electricity goes off or if their travel is cancelled.
Are you worried about money? Don’t know how to budget or how to start saving? As part of Money Week 2012, the Financial Capability Partnership NI is offering a family or an individual living in the Craigavon area the chance to win a personal financial makeover, courtesy of a trained advisor from ‘Beat the Recession’. This competition represents just one of a number of special events happening during Money Week – a week-long series of events organised by the Financial Capability Partnership NI from 25 February – 2 March, with Craigavon Borough Council.
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