I am sure it is just a coincidence that as the protests against fracking continue and the obscene amounts the gas and electric companies charge, the same companies begin warning that there is a chance that supplies may well fall short in the coming colder months and blackouts cannot be ruled out.
'The difference between peak demand and available supply were tighter than we have seen historically' announced one company in a perfect bit of scaremongering just as we enter the busiest period for their supplies.
Expect the call to be for more fracking farms and how we really need those nuclear plants and no mention of how the companies have not invested in more or larger storage facilities which of course cost money and that would hit the profits of the privatised utility companies who prefer to line the shareholders pockets rather than do what they are actually there to do.
As the country is about to launch a wide house building venture, why not make it regulation that each newly built house must incorporate solar panels so not to add a further drain to the national grid and could even sale any surplus to it or failing that, stick them on top of Government buildings and retail outlets like they have mobile phone masts.
Why must the demand be met by fracking or nuclear when we are surrounded by waves, have more wind than most and have more than enough places to hand solar panels from?
If the utility companies can't provide a proper service at an affordable price, then renationalise the lot of them.