TAMARA COHEN dailymail.co.uk Britain could be hit by power cuts next winter because the electricity supply is already ‘close to its limits’, experts warn. Capacity is so stretched that a cold spell, combined with routine problems at one or more plants, could overwhelm the system and see blackouts in 2014-15, their damning report claims. A major pressure on the National Grid is the forced closure of coal-fired power stations to meet European green directives, the Royal Academy of Engineering says. But the drive to low-carbon power from wind farms and new nuclear power stations ‘will come at a cost’ and the authors call for politicians to be honest with the public about it. to read more click here: dailymail.co.uk
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