Sturgeon In A Pickle Over Longannet Coal Power Station

It was only a matter of time before this penny had to drop. Any sane person applying a minimum of common sense could see that the current situation with the “Race for Renewables” (™) is unsustainable. This will be an interesting story to watch unwind…


By Paul Homewood


From the “Chickens coming home to roost department”.

The BBC report:

Nicola Sturgeon has demanded assurances from the prime minister on the security of Scotland’s electricity supplies.

It follows BBC Scotland’s disclosure that the huge coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife is facing a renewed threat to its future.

Scottish Power, which operates the plant, warned last year that the cost of connecting to the grid meant the station may close earlier than planned.

It is understood talks between Scottish Power and National Grid have stalled.

Following a meeting of the Scottish Energy Advisory Board, Scotland’s First Minister Ms Sturgeon has written to Prime Minister David Cameron to call for an analysis of electricity capacity margins in Scotland.

She is also seeking reassurance that the UK government understands the “key role” which Scottish capacity plays in ensuring adequate levels of energy security across the UK.

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