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TELL US: How much have your energy bills risen in Italy?

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TELL US: How much have your energy bills risen in Italy?
How will you save gas and electricity this winter? Photo by REEET JANK on Unsplash

As households face soaring energy prices in Italy, as elsewhere in Europe, how are you affected and what are you doing to save money?

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Italy's energy prices are estimated to have risen tenfold over the past year, after a long series of eye-watering price hikes worsened following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February.

Many households now say they'll struggle to pay the higher bills that have arrived at the start of September, while businesses are raising their own prices in response amid fears of closures and job losses.

READ ALSO: Italy tells residents to turn down the heat to combat energy crisis

Some people are of course being hit harder than others as the exact price increase will depend on the way you heat your home as well as your energy provider, tariff, and other variables.

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We'd like to hear from readers in Italy about how you're coping with energy price increases. Have you switched off the air conditioning? Are you concerned about further increases in winter? Have you changed your energy provider or fixed your tariff?

And, as the government is releasing guidance telling people to turn down the heating this winter, take cooler showers, and switch on the dishwasher only when full, will you be taking these measures yourself - or were you doing this already?

Please fill out the short survey below to let us know your thoughts. The best answers will be used in an upcoming article on The Local.

Thank you.

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dmig1205 2022/09/07 19:15
We live in a rural area of Umbria. Many of the residents here use multiple sources of heating but there has been no pellets for the furnaces that are the predominant source of heating the home in this region.. we read nothiyof what’s happening and why. We know that the supply has doubled from about 5 euro to 10 euro per bag but none is currently available. Many older residents say they will try to get by with their wood stoves or camino’s but this will not be easy if it is a hard winter. This issue has gotten 0 notice in the press and will be as terrible to the elderly as Covid was. Where are the pellets? Floating on some boat in the Mediterranean?

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