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The lights are going out

Energy revolution could put bills up by a third
Householders face a £300-a-year rise in their gas and electricity bills and significant cuts in how much energy they use if Britain is to “keep the lights on” and meet its climate change targets, the Government has said.
In the Commons, Mr Huhne promised “a clear strategy for creating the 21st-century energy system that this country urgently needs for an affordable, secure, low-carbon future”.
Chris Huhne, the Energy Secretary, outlined plans to transform Britain’s power system and cut carbon emissions by 80 per cent within the next 40 years. He announced 32 separate measures, from the use of smart meters in all homes to a major expansion of renewable energy sources, including a new generation of nuclear power stations and up to 44,000 wind turbines.
He admitted that the cheapest way “to keep the lights on” as energy prices rose was for people to “cut energy use”.

To keep the lights on turn them off.....

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God save England. You really do have some championship level slapheads in charge. I thought Brown and Blair were crap. This new lot are giving the incompetence of New Labour a run for their money.

God save England. You really do have some championship level slapheads in charge. I thought Brown and Blair were crap. This new lot are giving the incompetence of New Labour a run for their money.

I have seen the future.

And it is dingy.

Show me a politician, of any hue, who states that he has the answer; and you will be listening to a) a fool, b) a liar, c) an opportunist rogue, and d) some clown who had got three directorships already sewn up when he finally gets kicked out of Westminster!

... including a new generation of nuclear power stations which will be necessary for the fifty (?sixty?) percent of the time that windmills are set to free-wheeling because there is too much wind or fail to generate power in excess of what is necessary to keep the blades turning as there is too little wind.

But at least nuclear is part of the package, unlike the US. The closest to supporting nuclear power here is "guaranteeing" a loan AFTER fifteen years of untangling red tape and successfully convincing banks/financiers that there will be a profit despite continuing government asininity.

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