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SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST: SMART HOMES AND ENERGY RATIONING

October 13, 2021
By Andrew Montford

Regular energy rationing is likely in the near future in the United Kingdom due to green energy mandates and the consequences could be deadly for the poor and those on fixed incomes.

The United Kingdom's efforts to fight climate change are impacting the electric power supply, and the negative effects are likely to get worse. Rather than having power on demand, because of the increasing reliance of the electric power grid on intermittent wind and solar and insufficient natural gas and nuclear, which is being shuttered, as back up, electric power supplies are becoming "when available."  

As Steve Holliday, told BBC's Radio 4 in 2011, "[t]he grid is going to be a very different system in 2020, 2030. We keep thinking that we want it to be there and provide power when we need it...Families will have to get used to only using power when it [is] available, rather than constantly."

The result will be a "survival of the richest," form of natural selection.