Ireland has third highest electricity prices in OECD
Irish electricity prices are almost twice the international average, with each megawatt hour costing $307 (€277) compared with $167 (€151).
A new report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development says that of 32 countries, Ireland and Italy rank joint third behind Denmark and Germany as having the highest household electricity prices.
It also highlights that Ireland must make huge strives to improve our environmental performance as part of efforts to prevent dangerous climate change. The 'Environment at a Glance 2015' report says that we produce 13 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per head of population, compared with an OECD average of nine tonnes.
We also generate 587kg of waste, compared with an average of 483kg across European states.