Our reliance on energy imports is storing up trouble

Juliet Samuel writes in The Telegraph today, 24 OCtober 2017, on the dangers of increasing electricity imports instead of increasing domestic capacity. Samuel draws on the CPS report, ‘The Hidden Wiring’ by Tony Lodge and Daniel Mahoney, which highlights the government’s quiet abandoning of previous pledges to build more electricity geneators in Britain and instead purchasing more and more electricity from Europe.

Samuel notes in her piece that importing energy isn’t necessarily a problem, but relying on imports at a time when “both France and Germany are reducing their reliance on nuclear power…without knowing what will replace it” places the future stability of the UK’s electricity supply at risk.

Click here to read the full piece on The Telegraph website (£).

Date Added: Tuesday 24th October 2017