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Solving the UK’s energy shortfall

Professor Dieter Helm aptly predicted this energy shortfall–take a look at what he said

By Dieter Helm  

Advances in wind and solar power are driving down the price of alternative energy

Following the announcement by UK energy regulator Ofgem that the risk of power blackouts has increased, the National Grid–owners of the country’s electricity network–have suggested heavy consumers could be asked to lower their use between 4pm and 8pm on weekdays in the winter.

In light of this controversial proposal here are extracts from an article published in Prospect earlier this year from Dieter Helm, professor of energy policy at the University of Oxford.

His predictions on the state of UK’s energy supplies proved incredibly accurate.

Many of the problems, Professor Helm…

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