Republican News · Thursday 10 Novemeber 2000

[An Phoblacht]

Call for All-Ireland energy supply

Speaking after NIE announced a 9 percent hike in electricity prices, to take effect next year, Sinn Féin Assembly member Dara O'Hagan this week called for radical, innovative and imaginative solutions to the whole issue of energy, not just electricity.

``We need to look at an all-Ireland energy supply,'' she said, arguing that it is illogical for a small country like Ireland to have two separate electricity systems. Six-County residents already pay more for their electricity than consumers in the 26 Counties or any part of Britain.

West Belfast Sinn Féin Assembly member Alex Maskey is pictured with Pat McAnlay of EAGA at the launch of Energy Efficiency Week. The EAGA billboard campaign is designed to alert people to the knowledge that there are simple and practical solutions to finally end the scourge of cold, draughty and poorly insulated homes, which breed discomfort, disease and disrepair.

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