On 9 August a series of blackouts affected more than one million homes, the rail and tube networks, hospitals, and traffic lights.
The long term issues that affect energy security are being made much worse by the fragmented, privatised and profit-hungry mess of the UK energy sector.
The buffer between supply on the network and demand has been squeezed. This squeeze is mainly down to how the energy market works.
The National Grid pays for energy in a virtual auction. They shell out more per unit to the generator companies when they need to meet peak demand. So generators can make money while