The British government has drawn up a so-called emergency energy plan under which citizens could be ordered to switch off their lights and turn down their thermostats to avoid major power blackouts this winter.

The plans would be enacted in case of a gas or electricity supply shortage, and the public would be asked to slash their energy consumption, the Telegraph reported on Saturday.

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According to documents seen by the newspaper, in such a scenario the London government would deliver messages at regular intervals via radio, television, social media as well as posters and leaflets, telling people to cut their electricity and gas usage.

The UK National Grid has reportedly held meetings in recent days with representatives of energy-intensive industries, seeking their assistance to avoid a worst-case scenario of rolling blackouts or a complete shutdown, even offering to pay those companies to use less power.

However, according to Arjan Geveke, Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, the National Grid would start paying industry to shut down only after calls on the public to reduce demand.

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First of all they will want to do a public information campaign because that’s the least costly option, he was quoted as saying by The Telegraph. There’s obviously an increased risk of security of supply in the winter.

Meanwhile, the UK energy and cost of living crisis continues to intensify, with annual household bills expected to surpass £3,300 ($3,971) this winter, according to energy consultant Cornwall Insight.

The National Grid has asked electricity suppliers to establish ways to pay households to shift their energy usage to times of peak supply, such as during strong winds, and reduce use at other times.

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However, companies including British Gas and Shell told the outlet they would not be sticking to that plan this year. As energy prices soar amid anti-Russia sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, the EU is also developing plans to combat its energy crisis.

Last week, the European Commission suggested that all EU member states cut their natural gas consumption by 15% from September until March next year.

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The Commission cited concerns that stored gas will be insufficient for the coming winter, if Russia decides to cut supplies to the continent entirely.

With EU energy ministers set to vote on the emergency measures later this week, several countries are opposed to the idea.

Germany, Austria and France have already asked their citizens to cut their energy use by taking shorter showers, switching off lights and turning down their thermostats.

RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.

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INSANE
INSANE
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27-07-22 12:11

Yes, suffer so the elite can send war machines to kill more innocent citizens instead of pushing for peace. I hope they all freeze.

Tapani
Tapani
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Reply to  INSANE
27-07-22 12:11

And the self inflicted stupidity bus rolls on.

Profit Disguise
Profit Disguise
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27-07-22 12:13
Hal Verde
Hal Verde
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27-07-22 12:12

Winterize all pipes and live in one insulated room that can be heated with Crisco candles. Good luck as you’ll need it!

Steve Fryer
Steve Fryer
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27-07-22 12:14

I will believe they are serious when they take down the disco ball at 10 Downing Street.

Donnchadh
Donnchadh
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28-07-22 00:16

It does show how propaganda works on the ordinary members of the public – shout for a “good cause ” and everybody will sacrifice–but to death from freezing or starvation ???
If they accept that then somebody should switch off the light in the UK and bring the country to an end .