Britain can’t rely on France and Ireland to keep the lights on. We can avoid the impending energy crisis only by generating our own power and fixing our chaotic domestic market. Power prices are soaring. Domestic suppliers are going broke. And blackouts are threatening to close down the economy. You might think that amid widespread labour shortages, the disruption to trade from our departure from the European Union and the still uncertain recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the British economy had enough challenges to cope with right now. And yet we are also on the brink of a major energy crisis. Even worse, our increasingly hapless Government doesn’t appear to have a clue what to do about it.
Telegraph 11th Sept 2021 read more »