Over the past few years, the British government has been closing down coal power plants and nuclear energy in its move to green energy (solar and wind).
- READ: Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels
- READ: UK’s most productive nuclear power station to move into decommissioning by July 2022
The results of those decisions, compounded by the Russia-Ukraine war, are now coming home to roost.
The government recently issued a warning, that its citizens will need to lower their thermostats and start changing the times when they have meals this winter, or millions of people will face rolling blackouts.
Breitbart provides more detail:
In order to prevent blackouts in the winter months, infrastructure tsar Sir John Armitt said that people should be told to turn down their thermostats and to not cook during peak hours such as 6 pm to 8 pm in order to reduce the national demand for gas supplies.
“The Government could ask people to turn down their thermostats. I’d be amazed if the Government didn’t do this at some point this winter,” Sir John told The Telegraph.