Britain narrowly escapes winter blackouts

For years, many have warned of the energy havoc that could be wrought by global warming hysteria. Now, according to policy expert Dennis Avery of the Center for Global Food Issues, Great Britain barely avoided such chaos this past winter when one million homes narrowly escaped a blackout during Britain’s 5th harsh winter in a row. Ironically, the blackout was avoided only because of an oil-fired power station, which is itself scheduled to be closed before next year. With a whole fleet of Britain’s older coal and oil-fired power plants being phased out under the EU’s anti-CO2 crusade, and wind providing just 7% of Britain electricity after billions in subsidies, it could be a dark time coming in not-so-Jolly Old England.

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Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.