|WHO TURNED THE LIGHTS OUT?|
This is because five of the country's 14 coal-fired stations must close in 2015 to hit previously agreed environmental targets.
And why are we in this position? Well two basic reasons. One the EU, which has driven a policy of dear energy and has now required us to close some of our power stations prematurely as the EU is against their emissions of CO2.
And two, a series of spineless politicians who must now face the consequences of their irrational policies. Top of the list is the Muppet, Ed Miliband, the ex-Energy and Climate Change secretary, who signed us up to this EU directive in the first place without considering how to keep the lights on.
Now this announcement may come as a shock to many, but this warning of an imminent ‘Power Crisis’ has certainly not come out of the blue! It's has been expected and foreseen for the last 15 years at the very least. But we haven't had any politicians with the guts to tackle it.
No matter which political party, they are all the same, dodge the responsibility.
They only react when they are absolutely forced to face the facts.
It makes one wonder whether it’s time to consider re-nationalise electricity, gas, water and rail.
They are all essential (one might add strategic) services which require an integrated network. They should be held in common ownership and managed for the common good, not for private profit.