Poms looking forward to blackouts, thanks hippie scum

The Poms are looking forward to blackouts because the hippie scum that all pushed for renewable power supplies also pushed to have old plants shut down…which has led planners to work out that blackouts will become normal under the new “green energy” schemes in place.

Next time the British should look at renewable energy which is actually reliable like nuclear energy. Or how about energy efficiency?

Now they are looking at having to take the old power stations out of moth-balls to cope.

Mothballed power stations may have to be reopened to stop the lights going out, a minister warned yesterday.

Michael Fallon, the energy minister, insisted that there would be no blackouts or rationing in the UK as a result of a predicted reduction in spare energy generation capacity.

He told the BBC’s Sunday Politics programme that the nightmare scenario would be avoided because decommissioned power stations – presumably those fired by coal – were being reopened.  

His comments come after energy regulator Ofgem announced new powers for National Grid, which could come into effect before the end of this year.

Under the most radical measure, businesses that sign up to a deal with National Grid will be told to shut down between 4pm and 8pm on cold evenings, to prevent households losing power.

Ofgem said the country faced an ‘unprecedented challenge’ as coalfired plants are closed by European Union diktats on the environment.

But Mr Fallon said: ‘We’re not going to have industrial blackouts, factories shut at lunchtime and people sent home or anything like that.

‘We have Ofgem, the regulator and the National Grid, who are charged with making sure that in two to three years’ time that doesn’t happen, and they have plenty of tools at their disposal to make sure it doesn’t.’

The minister continued to insist that the National Grid would not need to resort to paying industrial users not to use electricity.

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