As the Cabinet approves energy efficiency measures across the public sector, with state bodies lowering their consumption and costs.
Measures include reducing the temperature and duration of heating, turning lights off, and not using appliances at peak times.
In the private sector, some businesses have racked up bills of thousands, with one café owner in Mullingar sharing details of a 9 thousand euro invoice online.
Closer to home, and Fergus Murphy of Murph's Bistro recently received an invoice that was almost three times higher than 12 months ago.
Fergus spoke to Aaron McElroy on The Wider View and explained more.