What millions of UK households could be told to do to avoid blackouts this winter

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The fruits of climate-obsessed Government energy policies, including dismantling the power station system in favour of part-time renewables, are becoming ever clearer. Needless to say, it doesn’t look good.
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Households could be asked to turn down their thermostats and switch off their lights under Government plans to avoid winter blackouts.

Emergency contingency plans for a gas or electricity supply shortage include public appeals to use less energy, The Telegraph can reveal.

Amid mounting concern over shortages in the coming months, the National Grid has held meetings in recent days with representatives from energy intensive industries to try and avoid a worst case scenario of blackouts or a shutdown of supply.

EU countries have been asked to cut their gas usage by 15 per cent from next month, amid fears they will not be able to store enough for winter after Russia reduced supply via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.

Several European countries including Germany, Austria and France have already appealed to the public to cut their energy use by taking shorter showers, switching off lights and turning down thermostats.

Official contingency plans for the UK seen by The Telegraph include the option for the Government to give similar advice.

The document states that public appeals to cut electricity and gas usage could be delivered at regular intervals via radio, television and social media as well as posters and leaflets.
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Ministers are understood to be extremely reluctant to appeal to the public to cut their energy use, and believe that record high prices will naturally reduce demand.

Full article here.
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Alternative source:
Back to the dark ages? Now millions of Britons could be told to switch off the lights and turn down the thermostat to avoid blackouts this winter under emergency plans (Daily Mail)

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July 24, 2022 at 05:00AM

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