At the time of writing one of the UK's biggest power stations is threatened
with closure by its US parent if loan rescheduling requirements are not
met. Over the last few years, regular "brown-out" power failures
have been a feature of office life in London and recently the Government
announced that it was planning to fill the North Sea with wind generators
as part of its committment to reducing greenhouse gases.
economies have been built on a foundation of plentiful, relatively
clean power. Although it may seem alarmist, burgeoning demand and potential
problems with supply may well call those foundations into question
in the future.
emergence of cost-effective power generation on a small scale presents
an huge opportunity to those in a position to aggregate demand -
building owners for example. Not only are they able to provide clean,
locally generated power to their occupiers, but also to sell
surplus power back to the grid thus gaining an additional income
in this consortium will be sought in October 2003. Meanwhile interested
parties are requested to email for further information.