Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The one hundred and sixty third weekly "No shit Sherlock" award

This week's award is presented to the National Grid as reported by The Times for this insight:
'The risk of electricity blackouts will be at the highest level for six years this winter and even greater in subsequent years because of lack of investment in new power plants, according to National Grid.
The safety margin of the UK's power supply system has fallen in the past two years from 17 per cent above the level needed to cope in an "average cold spell" to 5 per cent.

National Grid admitted that a prolonged period of low wind, common in cold spells, would push the margin even lower as output plummeted from the nation's 5,000 wind turbines... '
Lack of power supply provision means an increased risk of power blackouts - "No shit, Sherlock"

And thanks to Ed Miliband for massively assisting in causing this problem.

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