There has been a major fire tonight at Didcot B power station in the UK – this plant provides around 3% of the country’s electricity.
In addition, an abnormal amount of the UK’s nuclear power stations are currently down for maintenance or repair.
A cold winter will bring widespread black outs in the UK and with it the long overdue realisation by the lumpen proletariat that an energy policy reliant on intermittent, unreliable, expensive wind power is totally insane.
Bishop Hill notes:
News is breaking of a major fire at the Didcot B gas fired power station in Oxfordshire. From the photos, this a big one which will put it offline for a long time. The station’s cacacity is 1300MW or thereabouts, so it represents a pretty serious erosion of the UK’s already paper-thin safety margin. Time to start praying for a mild winter.
Winter 2014 set to be ‘coldest for century’ Britain faces ARCTIC FREEZE in just weeks
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