Drill Baby Drill!
New power stations are not enough to keep the lights on, Ofgem chief warns | The Times
It is time for a revolution in the way that people save energy if they are to mitigate their soaring utility bills and keep the lights on, Ofgem has warned.
The energy regulator said yesterday that building dozens of new gas plants to fill the generation gap looming in 2015 would not be enough unless a change in energy efficiency resulted in a dramatic fall in consumption.
Tim Yeo, chairman of the Commons energy committee, said that he was worried that people were not sufficiently aware that higher energy bills were looming.
“I’ve been concerned for some time that we are not preparing the public well enough for what is likely to be further increases in energy prices,” he said.
“A lot of it depends on international gas prices over which we don’t have any control.”
He said that the only thing the Government could do was to encourage people to use less energy.
Turn off the lights to prevent the lights being turned off? Depend on foreign gas because we mustn't drill for our own gas? Retire to our holes in the ground and watch the poor and old die from cold? I hope the greens will be happy.