11.12.2015 Time to get out the candles...

And not just the glittery Christmas type either. When the head of the Energy Managers Association, Lord Redesdale (he should know a thing or two), tells you to expect blackouts this winter, you've got to believe him. He puts it down to our lowest ever capacity margin at 1.5 per cent as well as government policies which have put the brakes on the rapid expansion of the UK's renewable energy and which could have easily replaced our closed coal-fired power stations. Still there's always the Chinese-funded Hinkley Point C nuclear plant due in the mid 2020's (ha!) to look forward to. A big thank-you to Utility Week for this story - click here to read more.