Cornwall Energy is reporting that Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing is worried about the lights going out. Indeed, so concerned is he, that he has written a letter to DECC. I kid you not.
In the letter, issued on Sunday 8 November, Ewing suggested that capacity margins were "worryingly low" and that the problem was being exacerbated by the government's energy policies.
Helpfully, Mr Ewing has made some suggestions about what DECC should do to ameliorate the situation:
He said policy needed to focus on ensuring faster build of new power capacity...
Seems sensible. And what types of generation do you think Mr Ewing flags up for DECC's attention?
...renewables in combination with increased storage capacity as well as carbon capture and storage for thermal generation.
Face, meet palm