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UK energy supply forecasts emergency measures to prevent blackouts - 29th February

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New data shows Britain's energy supply forecasts have gone 'into the red' for the first time next winter.  This finding suggests the UK will be forced to rely on energy imports and costly emergency measures in order to avoid blackouts next winter.  

National Grid figures show that based on current plans there will not be enough power plants operating to keep the lights on for most of December, January and February.  This gap in supply has emerged as old, polluting power stations have been shut down. 

In mid-December and early January, the figures show a shortfall of more than 2 Gigawatts (GW) which is roughly the equivalent to the electricity needs of two million homes.

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