Coal power station closures have put UK in danger of National Grid failing to meet demand over winter months, says report

Britain could be facing nationwide festive blackouts next winter unless radical changes are made to the UK’s electricity network, MPs have warned.

A report called Electric Shock: Will The Christmas Lights Go Out Next Winter? has been published by the British Infrastructure Group (BIG) of MPs, chaired by Grant Shapps.

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