It now seems that some experts are saying that the UK is not at any risk for power cuts for at least the next 10 years. This information came from the Secretary of State for Climate Change and Energy last Sunday. He went on to note that the UK government has plenty of power stations opening up in the coming years to meet the demand of energy while being able to improve renewable energy supplies.
However, he did note that the government still does face a challenge with renewable energy. Mostly due to the fact that it will be hard to talk people into backing up and coming wind farms while they get their feet under them. This goes double since the current economic climate is not that good to start with.
Despite what many people want to think, he went on to say, that there is still a lot of opposition to the low carbon route. This comes despite the fact that it’s better for us and for the environment. For many people, they simply hate change. For others, fossil fuels and carbon producing energy is all they have ever known, and they do not want to change what works. On top of this, there are many companies that make all of their money in fossil fuels, and they hate to see renewable energy getting such a push.
Either way, Britain is not in danger of any kind of power cuts during the next decade while the government attempts to switch over to clearer energy. It is the government’s goal to make this switch as quick and as painless as possible. The easier the switch, the more people that will get on board with the cleaner energy sources.