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The Sustainable Futures Report


 

 

Welcome to the Sustainable Futures Report, a weekly podcast on all things sustainable. You can find the text with links to sources at http://www.sustainablefutures.report . Show your support at patreon.com/sfr

 

Nov 6, 2014

With the publication of National Grid's annual Winter Outlook Report it's clear that safety margins between electricity supply and demand are much tighter than they were. However, standby generators and agreements with major power users are likely to be able to keep the lights on. The UK still needs a firm commitment to a long-term energy policy. With the latest report from the IPCC urging the phasing out of fossil fuels, is the government, with its scepticism about green issues and firm commitment to fracking, on the right track?