‘Capacity crunch could be worse than people think’

The coming capacity crunch could be worse than people think, an Oxford University professor and government advisor has told the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. Professor Dieter Helm warned the committee: “By 2015/2016 the capacity margin in this country will be very close to zero. In fact I’ve done some numbers which suggest in […]

Britain can ‘pay its way out of blackouts’

Britain can ‘pay its way out of blackouts’ according to energy market and trading experts. Concern about an impending struggle to keep the lights on was stoked recently by comments from the outgoing chief executive of Ofgem and National Grid has warned the capacity gap is as little as 4-5%. But some panelists at a […]