CORK Workers’ Party Councillor Ted Tynan has lashed out at ESB Electric Ireland after it emerged that the utility company had introduced a new standing charge for customers who use low amounts of electricity.
Cllr Tynan described the new charge as “a crazy idea” which would hurt people on low incomes and he said the charge runs against worldwide agreements encouraging people to reduce their carbon footprints.
“This new charge”, said Cllr. Tynan, “will hit 100,000 low-usage customers of ESB Electric Ireland. These include people who live alone or who are forced to keep their electricity usage low for financial reasons.