UK suffers 'worst blackout in decades' Breakthrough in renewable energy - VPRO 2 days ago   02:55

Sky News Australia
Britain suffered its worst blackout in a decade on Friday just days after the “green-left” media had been bragging about the UK's renewable energy grid makeup.

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elizabeth taylor
Our poisoned dwarf here in Scotland is desecrating the landscape with these bloody useless things, local planners refuse permission , she gives them the go ahead , democracy , no chance.
Hand Solo
Are power lines that connect to wind powered generators more susceptible to failure than power lines that connect coal fired generators? Because that's what you're suggesting here, which would be pretty foolish.
Bruteforce Dj
Fuck the first world is retarded...
Peter Hall
Collapse of Society is coming, at least I know it, screw ya'll
Pete Lyczek
Get used to it. No way this is the last time that happened.
Paul Jackson
Margaret thatcher used 'global warming' as a way of shutting down our coal mines,smashing those lefty unions! We should still be our own resources including coal,I do not believe CO2 is such a problem as made out.
Wayne T
Wind power is not reliable...Isn't that obvious?
Ahh, but, you see, the fact that this blackout happened immediately after the renewables failed is purely a coincidence. It must be, the BBC said so.
So Angry
It *is*a rare event. I live in the UK and heard nothing about this. A story out of nothing.
Hmmm, didn't notice how TWO power plants simultaneously failed.... The bigger one being gas. But then fake news rules in sky
Carbon isn't the problem, or Carbon Dioxide or the Carbon in your pencil. When will people wake up to be lied to????
Lee Francis
What has this got to do with renewables. Two large generators went off line, how they are powered had nothing to do with the blackout!
joseph john
Has there not been Black out before Renewables or ye Conservatives are just being Deplorables.

My Solar PV has not fail me and if it does it will fail just like any other thing on Earth including our body Organs. My brother's Rectum prolapses last 2 years.
David Lockett
Judging by the comments left by people who live in the UK this looks like fake news. Plus, the solar panels on my roof work just fine.
Gas power plant are very unreliable
asher d
Don't mention there was big storms last week that was one of causing of no power. Hong Kong Airport was closed cos of protesters. Bullshit sky news
YT is fascist. Are we even surprised though?
They lost the wind in their sails, eh?! 😂
lock n load
You dumb asses!!! Renewable energy my ass. You depend on your hugely expensive wind turbines to build and keep up that still need other fuel such as gas to keep them operating for the small amount of electricity they produce and you'll find yourself permanently in the dark like it is now in your stupid pointed liberal head!!!!
The frog
No globalist warming it's a hoax a scam.
Ice age farmer
Adapt 2030
Tony Heller
Check this channels out.
Its not co2 it's not you its the SUN and we are in a grand solar minimum.
Jarrold Bates
I am so sick of dogooders.
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Breakthrough in renewable energy - VPRO UK suffers 'worst blackout in decades' 2 days ago   46:11

It’s not in the papers but a silent revolution is moving across the world. Renewable energy is becoming cheaper than from fossil fuels. It means that progressively the choice for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical one but an economic one. And this will speed up the transfer to renewable energy.

In countries like Brazil, Australia, Chile and parts of the United States people consider renewable energy because of financial reasons. The price of solar and wind energy will continue to drop and in more countries renewable energy will occur.

A surprising newcomer on the market is Morocco, where the government expects that in 2020 more than 40 percent of the energy could come from solar energy.

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