Christopher Booker: The best Christmas present Theresa May could give us is a sane energy policy. What is by far the most important Christmas and New Year present Theresa May could give the British people (apart, of course, from a sensible strategy for Brexit)? A clue to the answer might be an extraordinary talk reported on the front-page of last Monday’s Telegraph, given by Andrew Wright, formerly acting head and now a “senior partner” of our energy regulator, Ofgem. Thanks, he warned, to our decision to phase out using fossil fuels to make electricity, in favour of relying increasingly on “intermittent” renewables such as wind farms, we will quite soon be facing such a “supply crisis” that this will make power cuts and blackouts inevitable.
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