By James H. Bush


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  • By 2023 British power station generating capacity will only be 33.5 GW if we remain in the EU, 40% lower than peak demand and less than half British capacity in 2012. So if we stay in the EU blackouts will become a daily reality, especially in winter.
  • This is because the EU is forcing the closure of our coal-fired power stations. Already 12.6 GW of capacity has been lost and the remaining 16.4 GW will be closed by 2023. From 2019 onwards we will also lose 5.6 GW of nuclear capacity as the older reactors reach end of life.
  • No new power station construction is underway and nor has final sanction been given to any new power stations.
  • Energy policy is under the control of the EU. The three key EU energy directives are:
  • Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD)
  • Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) which replaced LCPD on 1st January 2016.
  • Renewables Energy Directive (RED)
  • The renewables directive has forced the government to promote windmills, but they only produce electricity when the wind blows – regardless of demand. As the electricity they produce cannot be stored they make no contribution to meeting demand.
  • The EU’s crippling of our power station capacity is helpfully explained in an informative article at:

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  1. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    Thank you James and Roger. This is a classic case of ” It will never happen.” or ” Power, what power.” The Commons is full of people that think they are right, and know either everything, or at least what is best for the people. The fact is that they know very little, and should never have been elected. It stands to reason, reason held by normal people, that you don’t wait for the power cuts to happen, and then start to build a nuclear power station. Forward planning is required, even by the most Mickey Mouse Governments. That concludes my rant of the day, except to point out that it is those in Government, or aspire to Government, that have the damn cheek to tell us to vote to stay in the E.U. Never mind all the figures of bent statistics, and an opinion held by an ennoblement hopeful with so many column inches to his opinion. The whole lot of them can take their stupid opinions, and shove them where the sun don’t shine. come to think about it, that’s where the opinion probably came from in the first place.

  2. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    A vote in or out of the E.U. This is not a decision, that if you get it wrong, you can vote again in about 5 or 10 years time. It is for keeps, or a revolution, or the end of the E.U. If it is the last one, you don’t want this country as a member of the E.U. The Bank crash was bad enough, but the E.U. crash, even with us outside it, will be much worse. VOTE OUT and let us have a good chance of survival. Without the costs and shackles of membership, this trading Nation will be able to make it. Just dump the lies told by Government and Opposition, who are in expectation of reward from the E.U., and trust your gut instinct of being British. A great man once said; – ” ADVANCE BRITANNIA, LONG LIVE THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM. GOD SAVE THE KING,” – About 1940. – Winston S. Churchill.

  3. Richard111 says:

    If the discussion comes up I tell people a vote in is abject surrender. All the souls who died in two world wars will be writhing in agony.
    Not so long ago we were the most successful nation in the world, we can be again.

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