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‘Beast from the East’ exposed our energy failings

    The 'Beast from the East' put significant strain on Britain's energy generation capacity, electricity supplies were worryingly low, and current government policy is set to make things worse, writes Tony Lodge in The Telegraph, 13 March 2018.

    Britain's power generators can no longer supply all the electricity consumers desired, the government has systematically increased the country's reliance on imported electricity, and weakened Britain's ability to protect the supply.

    Lodge is calling on the government to use the opportunities provided by Brexit to create a bold new energy policy which prioritises low prices and secure supply.

    Click here to read the full piece on The Telegraph website (£).

    Tony Lodge is the author of several CPS pamphlets including "The Hidden Wiring".

    Date added: Tuesday 13th March 2018