Britain is facing an energy crisis.
In recent weeks, the price of natural gas on the world market has boomed. Wind generation is in the doldrums. And to compound matters, a vital undersea connector allowing the UK to take advantage of French nuclear power has shut down. With prices up and spare capacity down, we are heading into winter in a precarious state.
And a large part of the blame for this looming crisis lies with the UK’s own energy policies.[…]