Comin Urged To Support Standing Charges Moratorium And Inquiry

January 13, 2016

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Further to the earlier post on this issue I have written to the Chief Minister urging him to prevail on all utilities that apply ‘standing charges’ as part of their billing structure to instate a moratorium whilst the

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Mec Vannin Rams Home The Message On Unacceptable Energy Pricing

January 5, 2016

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Well it doesn’t look as if Mec Vannin paid much heed to the critics who found their Manx Gas poster item offensive! The suggestion that a failure to deal with rising costs would ultimately lead to more winter

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Gas Climb Down – A Victory For People Power

December 24, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The ‘climb down’, because that’s what it is, of Manx Gas over pricing is a vindication that despite the skeptics the peoples voice mobilized via social media can achieve change. Since the new standard charge and tariff arrangements

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EDF Queries Minister Responds

December 8, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE I wrote to the Economic Development Minister, Laurence Skelly MHK, in late November expressing reservations about the £50 million Economic Development Fund drawn from the Manx government reserves. The Minister has responded comprehensively. I don’t intend to comment

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The Fickle Fortunes of Wind Power

December 8, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The fickle fortunes of the wind turbine world were only to apparent in the last few weeks Just days before Richard Ronan announced ‘money for old seabed’ off Maughold Head with his ‘wind farm’ announcement a local firm

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Independent Radio Breaks Irish Gas Cuts News

December 8, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Three fm and Energy fm seem to have broken the ‘purdah’ on the story that gas consumers in Ireland drawing their supply from the same pipeline that feeds the Isle of Man are about to enjoy their second

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Off Maughold Head!

December 2, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Unrealised potential lies in the seas off Maughold Head some outfit according to government want to site a massive wind farm there and we’ll get millions (5 no less) every year if they go ahead. Well I hope

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DED: It’s Our Money Tellus Whose Getting It Call!

December 2, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE I have written to Isle of Man Economic Affairs Minister, Laurence Skelly MHK, suggesting that there should be maximum public scrutiny of monies granted from the so called Economic Development Fund (EDF). The EDF is a sum of

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Fuel Poverty: Comin ‘Sitting on their Thumbs’

November 29, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE I have responded to the reply from government about concerns about fuel poverty this winter suggesting that while they ‘research’ the issue people will freeze or get into deeper debt. In effect fuel poverty will lead to real

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Fuel Poverty – Make Your Voice Heard!

November 27, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE We wrote earlier this month asking the Isle of Man Chief Minister what he intended to do about fuel poverty. This is a social distress factor that can only be exacerbated by the actions of OFT and Manx

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