Tuesday, September 09, 2008

At Least They'll be Green Blackouts

Britain is running out of power.
Britain is “quite simply running out of power” and blackouts are almost inevitable within the next few years.

This is the stark warning from the head of an energy think-tank who believes power cuts could be serious enough to spark civil disorder.

Campbell Dunford of the respected Renewable Energy Foundation said: “It’s almost too late to do anything about it. Nothing will stop us having to pay very high prices for power in future.
Sounds dreadful! How did that happen?
The REF report says the Government “should prepare itself to intervene with social policy to prevent hardship and maintain order”.

It criticises ministers for focusing too heavily on such untried renewable energy sources as wind and tide power, rather than making sure that secure new power generation was put in place.

The report concludes: “A near fatal preoccupation with politically attractive but marginal forms of renewables seems to have caused a blindness towards the weakening of the UK’s power stations and a dangerous and helpless vulnerability to natural gas.”
Whew! That's a relief. For a second there I thought something had been done to increase Britain's carbon footprint. Well, I guess there's nothing to worry about then. As long as we're working on renewable power, everything's OK.


Dean said...


Rose said...

No Blade of Grass.

Anonymous said...


Is that a word? If not now, it will be.

Besides, blackout is racist code.