(PRWEB UK) 8 October 2013
According to an article in the Mirror posted on the 8th of October 2013, the National Grid has announced that the reserves of British electricity could drop to such a low level that black outs are a real possibility and electricity prices could increase significantly. Experts have raised concerns that the gas and electricity levels have dropped due to a falling level of output from the north sea, to a level which could lead to the biggest threat of black outs since the winter of 2007/2008.
The main concern is that the winter will be long and harsh – if it is the demand for electricity will be greater putting extra strain on the resources that are currently available. With the closure of polluting coal-fired power stations and no replacement, the problem is increased. Wind and solar plants provide a slight buffer but the required amount of stations isn’t available to prevent the likeliness of black outs.
A representative of online lighting specialist company LEDlighting.co.uk said: “25 per cent of the world’s energy is spent on lighting and the United Kingdom consumes a large chunk of that. Despite being one of the smaller countries in Europe, the UK consumes nearly 10 trillion BTU a year, which only sits just behind France and Germany in Europe. The best way to counteract the huge amounts of energy that we’re consuming is to switch to reliable and environmentally friendly lighting systems such as LEDs.
“LED lights could reduce the consumption of lighting across the world by 70%; with Britain possibly having their energy reserves reduced to 5%, this would make a significant difference both to the way we treat energy and the affect that it has on us as people – not only could it prevent black outs but it will also save you money when the electricity bills inevitably shoot up this winter.”
The specialists at LEDlighting.co.uk are constantly working towards gathering the facts and dispelling the myths surrounding LED lights. The UK team are dedicated to providing the very best in LED technology for all of your lighting needs.