The answer to Boris' attack on Camerons energy policy

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The answer to Boris' attack on Camerons energy policy
« on: July 28, 2014, 09:08:01 PM »
The answer to Boris' attack on Camerons energy policy

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:53:44 -0400 (EDT)

Some people seem to enjoy blowing things up, especially when it's another country's property, but now not satisfied with that, blowing up a perfectly good power station now seems to be in vogue.

Boris puts PM, David Cameron, on griddle with electricity shortage warning


Sunday Times report: Kevin Dowling Published: 27 July 2014


BORIS JOHNSON last week made a veiled attack on David Cameron’s energy policy, warning that the lights in London could be dimmed or go out because of a failure to invest in Britain’s energy infrastructure.

The mayor of London predicts winter blackouts or brownouts, where the voltage is temporarily reduced, hitting the capital at times of peak demand, if action is not taken to address a shortage of generating capacity and a creaking distribution network.

“It is ludicrous that one of the world’s greatest cities faces an unacceptably high risk of brown or even blackouts,” Johnson told The Sunday Times this weekend.

“It is a problem that has snuck up on London over many years but the levers in our power stations are already set to full whack and some very loud alarm bells are ringing in terms of how we provide the juice required for this city to cope with the incredible growth in population that is forecast.”






Dr Cameron Strangelove’s response:


2GW of power taken out at Didcot A Power station in just 15 seconds

At 5.01 Sunday 27th July 2014 (done purposely when most people are asleep or away on holiday)

Three enormous cooling towers at Didcot A Power Station in Oxfordshire have been demolished.

The blast, conducted with more than 180kg of explosives, flattened 36,000 tonnes of material in seconds and was streamed live online.

Hundreds of people gathered to watch the towers come down at  05:01 BST, despite warnings of a huge dust cloud.

The decision to carry out the demolition before sunrise was criticised by some residents.

The coal-fired power station ceased generating in March last year after dominating the skyline around the town since 1970.




Another 1300 GW of power to be removed later when Didcot B will be demolished.




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