Over the past 10 years, UK electricity consumption – as well as natural gas consumption – has fallen steadily year on year. Electricity sales are now 13 per cent lower than 10 years ago. They are 25 per cent below the level government planning forecasts – which justified Hinkley C’s development – anticipated they would be. One of the main reasons electricity demand is falling is simply that the everyday products we enjoy, that require electricity to operate, do so far more efficiently than before. It is of paramount importance that those charged with delivering Brexit do not willfully reverse this trend in order to satisfy some abstract philosophy.
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