Sunday, February 24, 2013

One day, turning off the lights won't be up to you

By Christopher Booker 7:00PM GMT 23 Feb 2013

Governments have taken suicidal gambles with our energy supplies - Readers of this column might have been astonished by the media response last week to that warning by Alistair Buchanan, retiring head of the energy regulator Ofgem, that next month we will see the closure of five major coal-fired power stations that between them contribute nearly a sixth of the UK’s average electricity needs.   Over the next few years, Mr. Buchanan feared, we will be dangerously close to not having enough power in the grid to keep Britain’s lights on...To Read More....


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