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News Reports

15Nov18 Guardian UK's backup power subsidies are illegal European court rules How can the UK keep the lights on when the wind stops blowing and the sun stops shining?  Keeping coal and diesel power stations on standby has to be paid for by – the consumer or the UK tax payer or both.
24Mar16 Guardian Longannet power station closes ending coal power use in Scotland Scottish power station owned by Spain closed by EU rules.  Will the planet be saved by exporting more UK jobs and industry?  EU rules on UK borrowing and letting contracts is also preventing the building of new power stations.  The only building allowed by the EU is wind.  Wind will not keep the lights on when the wind stops blowing (as it did on 19/20 Jan 16).