Source: The Independent
Article Date: 14/12/2008
Should we be doffing our caps with apologies to Arthur Scargill? The miners’ union warhorse has been warning for decades that Britain needs a joined-up energy policy and that we are heading for an almighty energy crisis, one which threatens to be as damaging as those in the early 1970s.
Scargill may have been a dinosaur when it came to restructuring his industry but he was a trailblazer in recognising the importance of coal to the economy. by all accounts, the lights could be switched off in 2015 if Britain does not get more electricity on stream to make up for the short-fall as elderly plants are closed before new nuclear is ready…