Blackout Risk in Scotland

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Blackout Risk in Scotland

Post by Kirk Sorensen » Dec 01, 2018 10:40 am

Warning of blackouts in Scotland after decision to go green
A new report has found Scotland risks multiple days of blackouts, resulting in deaths and civil unrest as a result of the country’s dependence on renewable energies. A significant gap in Scotland’s electricity system as a result of the closure of coal power stations and the unpredictability of renewables could lead to complete power failure across the country. The report, published by the Institute of Engineers in Scotland (IESIS), found that the instable power supply could result in “deaths, severe societal and industrial disruption, civil disturbance and loss of production”. It also highlights serious power cuts in other countries, which resulted in disturbances to society and warns: “A lengthy delay would have severe negative consequences – the supply of food, water, heat, money, petrol would be compromised; there would be limited communications. The situation would be nightmarish.”