People in the U.K. will have to prepare for mandatory three-hour blackouts this winter.
The National Grid’s Electricity System Operator warned that this is a likelihood due to gas shortages. They said that this could be avoided “with help from the public.”
These outages will happen in “select areas” but they haven’t said where. This comes as European and British politicians continue to agree to sanctions that cut access to energy. The European Council has mandated a voluntary 10% reduction in peak hours between December and March of 2023.
This has caused countries to start cutting each other off. For example, Germany may cut energy exports to France and France is begging them not to.
It’s going to be a cold winter in Europe.