Thursday, February 05, 2009

Electrickery

We just got the quarterly electricity bill in the post.

Bloody hell!!!!!

It has nearly doubled and we have stopped using the tumble dryer by more than half.

Th unit price is now 16.88 pence.

Living in NI we have no choice as to whom we buy our electricity from.

A monopoly situation. We are being fleeced.

6 Comments:

Anonymous nick said...

I'm just about to get my bill. After your reaction, perhaps I'd better pop a few tranks to see me through it. I don't think it's so much the monopoly, bills in Britain are just as steep, it's more the rising cost of fuel in general.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Mudflapgypsy said...

Nick: get the tanqs in!
I know that fuel prices are rising but we do not have a choice of supplier here. Fact. The majority of our power is from natural gas so any shenanigans in Russia/Ukraine I watch with interest as it does affect us. WE use CFL bulbs everywhere in the house and nothing stays on standby thought the PC gets a cooked a lot, maybe switching to a laptop would be an answer. Hmmm.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous nick said...

Thought this peak-oil initiative in Holywood might interest you, btw: http://www.holywoodtransitiontown.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

5:34 PM  
Blogger Mudflapgypsy said...

Nick: Thanks for that, I was aware of the guy who started the transition town thing. He lives in the south. I am all for decentralization as just in time supply economics are going to crash, hard. Communities should get together and work towards positive change...maybe I should practice what I preach.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Manuel said...

a fleece is probably the best way to go......I have use a lecky card.......really does force you to watch consumption.....

12:19 AM  
Blogger Mediterranean kiwi said...

we are pretty much in a monopoly situation - thanks goodness we dont need to use a tumble dryer

9:31 AM  

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