16 Feb '17, 3pm

Switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy leads to power cuts in Australia

There have been at least 4 major power outages in several states in Australia over the last 5 months with one event in September 2016 affecting 1.7 million customers. GMB is calling on the UK and devolved governments as well as Ofgem , National Grid and the energy select committee to urgently evaluate the lessons that should be learned from the widespread power cuts in Australia arising from the changes from sourcing power from renewable sources instead of coal and oil fired stations. Justin Bowden, GMB National Secretary for the Energy Sector, said, "It is essential that all involved in energy policy in the UK learn the practical lessons from the widespread power cuts in Australia. “Preliminary indications suggest that the transmission systems are not able to cope with the scale of power that has to be moved from one part of the country to another when renewable sources a...

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