Lord Redesdale, Chief Executive at the Energy Managers’ Association, has warned that the UK faces blackouts this winter.

Writing on the City AM website, the Liberal Democrat peer said Britain didn’t not have enough generating capacity, following the closure of two more coal-fired power stations.

He warned that Chancellor George Osborne’s subsidy cuts for renewables would mean fewer projects would be built to help fill the gap.

He also pointed to length of time it would take to build further nuclear power stations.

‘Get out the candles’

Redesdale said: “The UK wastes 40% of its power.

“Companies could make these savings but there is a major lack of energy managers and investment.

“The UK’s energy security rating has been downgraded: time to get out the candles.”

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