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Bad policy leaves a bleak choice: prioritise power to homes or employers?

Richard Curran


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The UK has pushed ahead with offshore wind power – including the likes of Scroby Sands Wind Farm near Great Yarmouth – and its latest bids will deliver three times the output targets Ireland has set for 2030. Photo: CHRIS RATCLIFFE/ BLOOMBERG

The UK has pushed ahead with offshore wind power – including the likes of Scroby Sands Wind Farm near Great Yarmouth – and its latest bids will deliver three times the output targets Ireland has set for 2030. Photo: CHRIS RATCLIFFE/ BLOOMBERG

The UK has pushed ahead with offshore wind power – including the likes of Scroby Sands Wind Farm near Great Yarmouth – and its latest bids will deliver three times the output targets Ireland has set for 2030. Photo: CHRIS RATCLIFFE/ BLOOMBERG

You don’t have to look too far to see ominous signs of economic pain coming down the road in the short term.

But perhaps the biggest single challenge for households, businesses and the economy will be the most basic – keeping the lights on.


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