We would be capable of supplying more than 100% of our electricity needs if we had just followed our noses and had allowed perfectly serviceable electricity generating plants to function until we built better ones or additional ones.
However, instead of allowing the natural evolution in power generation to progress at normal speed, the green loonies decided to meddle. Their favourite way of meddling was to put massive super-taxes and other financial sanctions on reliable and steady power stations, and then to hugely subsidise the unreliable technologies like the wind-farms and solar generators. This, as was their plan, crippled domestic power generation and left us in the panic situation we are now in. Powerless.
So, we cannot supply the power we need, and the country faces rolling blackouts.
And what’s the emergency procedure the Government and the electricity regulators have come up with? They intend to pay large amounts of money to the large companies that use large quantities of electricity. The money will be for them to close down for a day, thus releasing the electricity they would have used so that it can be supplied to others.
A rolling blackout programme across industry will be introduced. We at home won’t be seething with rage if all goes to plan. If all goes to plan most homes will have lights staying on. Instead they’ll go out in the big industries.
Big industries. Hmmm. Aren’t they what the green lobby hate? Aha, makes sense now.
With a bit of luck, the payment made to force the big industries to switch off one day a week will include the wages of the workers who will otherwise have to be laid off. But we’ll have to wait and see.
Will the shortage of whatever they are unable to produce so much of because of the shutdown lead to a price hike? We’ll have to wait and see about that, too.