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CO2 mitigation?, National Grid, UK Weather

Welcome to blackout Britain

With the bad weather causing long-term power cuts, the fragility of our energy infrastructure is becoming frighteningly apparent.

But David Brewer, its director general, does not expect coal-fired power stations to take up any slack in the future. Far from increasing supply, he predicts that coal will make up less than a tenth of our energy consumption by the 2020s as power stations are made uneconomic by the Government’s new carbon tax and an EU emissions directive that will cost at least £200 million for each plant to implement.

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