Thursday, 11 August 2022

UK preparing for organized blackouts in January

Well we knew that, dinn we, along with the obligatory new designer virus, the whole lockdown thing again, masks, deathjabs and an economic crash thrown in at the best time of year for it. No point scheduling it for warm summer when there’s still food in the shops.

UK preparing for organized blackouts in January
According to the government's latest "reasonable worst-case scenario," electricity capacity shortfall in the country could total about one-sixth of peak demand, even after emergency coal plants have been utilized, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday, citing individuals familiar with the government's planning.

Under the outlook, along with anticipated below-average temperatures and reduced electricity imports from Norway and France, Britain could be exposed to four days in January when it may need to set off emergency measures to conserve gas.

The report followed a warning last week by the Bank of England that the UK was on course for a lengthy recession as unprecedented energy prices push the country's inflation rate toward 13 percent.

What fun. 

[H/T Steve]



  1. It's really down to decades of criminal mismanagement, under investment and over reliance on interconnects with other country's energy supplies. Norway counted towards our carbon piety by providing green hydro-electricity. Except they are seeing the same lack of rainfall as the rest of Europe, so they are now rightly limiting production to domestic supplies only. Nuclear production has declined due to the failure of successive ventures to replace the old magnox reactors and the price of gas means those gas-fired production plants that back up the renewables can't be run cost-effectively.
    I've just blogged about this too:

  2. John in cheshireAugust 11, 2022 10:38 am

    I recall a few years ago reading a description of a UN policy of how these people are going to move the world from demand based economies to supply based economies; ie rationing of everything. And lo and behold it is coming to pass.

    These people won't stop until they are stopped.
    So, where's the opposition! Not in parliament, that's for certain.


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