The United Kingdom was an early adopter of codependent green energy schemes, and this winter could be the first full test of what decline feels like in the Woke energy new world order. “UK Plans for Blackouts in January in Emergency Energy Plan.”
Planners are planning to have blackouts in the winter.
Under the government’s latest “reasonable worst-case scenario,” Britain could face an electricity capacity shortfall totaling about a sixth of peak demand, even after emergency coal plants have been fired up, according to people familiar with the government’s planning. Under that outlook, below-average temperatures and reduced electricity imports from Norway and France could expose four days in January when the UK may need to trigger emergency measures to conserve gas, they said.
The official line is this will not happen, but if it does, you may have no gas or electricity for a bit, here and there, but not often or for long. That’s very reassuring coming from a Western “Democracy.” Just imagine if we’d heard these things from some second or third-world concern facing the carbon reductionists looking to rustle their industrial Jimmies.
Making electricity unaffordable or unobtainable in such a case would be racist. How dare you deny them the comforts they insist are ruining the planet? All while doing their best to make energy so damn expensive that even where they have it people are like WTF!
Other contradictions abound.
The Muppet Greta Chorus rails on the West about its carbon sins while the majority of CO2, pollution, and ocean plastic comes from China, South East Asia, India, and Africa. But no one’s over there telling them to do right by mother earth.
Germany is saying it needs to burn coal or else. Europe, in general, is poised for an unpleasant experience with single-sourced non-green energy as they discover that green can’t replace fossil when it gets cold.
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We’ve got Ambassador Hassan voting to kill off Republican energy tax cuts so she can later pretend they are her idea later when they are guaranteed to fail (hey, I tried, she’ll say). No. You killed it. Own it.
And now the UK says we’ve got it sorted (they don’t rely on Russia for gas, by the way), but just in case, things might get dodgy on the odd day, so be prepared for dark and cold.
And it looks like progressives ruined modernity, but that’ snot entirely correct. They are actually hoarding for themselves. The Queen won’t be looking for a candle to read by, she’ll be good, as will the western elites.
They’re all Ivan Tretiak in the 1997 movie The Saint. While you’re freezing, they’re sitting on billions of gallons of heating oil shouting, save the planet…(whispered) for me!
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