Boris Johnson’s green electricity plan risks “crippling British industry”
Annabel Denham writes for The Telegraph
Mark Littlewood writes for The Times
“Unless Boris Johnson has a credible plan for fossil fuel back-up on the days the wind isn’t blowing, this is deeply unwise virtue signalling ahead of COP26.
“The immediate effect will be to increase the impact of the gas crisis, by further undermining investment in the gas generation needed to back-up the wild swings in output from the UK’s wind farms.
“This increases the risk of one cold winter causing a capacity crunch, with black-outs crippling large parts of British industry, and puts the elderly at greater risk of not being able to heat their homes”.
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