National Grid CEO John Pettigrew did not mince words at the latest Financial Time’s Energy Transition Summit. In the event of reduced gas imports from Europe and the US, Pettigrew warned that National Grid would have no choice but to impose rolling blackouts across the UK during “those deepest darkest evenings in January and February.” The blackouts will be more frequent the colder the nightly temperatures get, putting hundreds of thousands of elderly people at risk. This news comes on the heels of leaked media scripts and simulations suggesting rolling blackouts across Europe this winter.
The National Grid CEO said households across Great Britain should prepare for blackouts between 4PM and 7PM on the coldest weekdays this winter. National Grid, which oversees Britain’s electricity and gas systems, is preparing for “unlikely” power outage scenarios that are becoming increasingly MORE LIKELY with each passing day.
Of course, Russian leaders are not going to succumb their leverage and rescue the UK with their once dependable, steady supply of Russian gas. All of Europe, Canada and the US have spent most of the year escalating the Ukraine conflict and imposing war-time sanctions on Russia. And it looks like Great Britain could take the full brunt of the blow back this winter.
The rest of Europe is not going to have enough energy supplies to ship out to the United Kingdom. Businesses in Germany and France are already collapsing due to high energy costs, and the full scale of winter has yet to hit. Germany has already begun to prepare for energy shortages by bolstering special federal police squads that will be used to disperse riots and maintain order.
Even though there is a large electricity inter-connector between France and Great Britain, it too could be cut back. France is currently struggling to maintain their nuclear reactors. A large percentage of their nuclear energy will be shut down for maintenance due to widespread corrosion. When things get tight this winter, France will take care of their people first.
Furthermore, the incompetence in Washington D.C. and the downright sabotage of the American energy sector has strained energy supplies across the United States, driving up fuel prices and putting the entire diesel supply at risk.
Even though Joe Biden is currently depleting US strategic petroleum reserves and shipping gas to Europe, there will not be enough supply to go around once the US North East runs into a cold snap. When the winter hits full force, US energy exports will be diverted back to US consumers. The US would have had more than enough energy to go around, had the Biden regime not declared war on American energy. By shuttering interstate pipeline projects, by blocking oil drilling operations, the Biden regime destroyed American energy independence. Over the next two years, American will not be able to effectively lead on energy, as world war intensifies.
As such, Great Britain will not be able to rely on the rest of the world for energy this winter, not on Russia, Europe, or the US. The country has handicapped itself by implementing the UN climate change Net Zero Strategy, which seeks an end to the use of fossil fuels. To make matters worse, the New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reinstated the fracking ban in accordance with UK’s Net Zero Strategy. UK’s ban on fracking may have no immediate effect on the energy shortage this winter, but the continued fracking ban will contribute to further energy shortages in the years ahead. Europe, especially the UK, should prepare for a dark winter of blackouts, outages, looting and societal chaos.
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