seems the public is finally about to glimpse the coming disaster of an energy crisis.
A brief reminder of where we are. Ed Milliband as Energy minster, amongst 11 others over a few short years of Brownian rule, made broad and glorious speeches about the renewable future, Carbon Capture and other fanciful whimsies.
Sadly Milliband has been replaced by the equally useless Chris Huhne and now Ed Davey, both besotten with precious windmills and eco-platitudes to the gods of demagoguery.
And low, it has come to pass that we have now seriously started switching off the power stations in the UK and yet not a single new gas plant is under construction. They don't take too long, but none have been started. We face moving to a place where there is 5% capacity overage on the Grid, from 15% today.
Will it mean blackouts - probably not as those Frenchies with their vast nuclear power supply will be only to will to help out Perfidious Albion - they may though sense the potential of a rather large commercial opportunity for themselves. Similarly, that lovely Gazprom company from the land of Uncle Vladimir will surely help us too with much needed gas, for a small price.
So, here we are, blackouts of 20%-30% increases in prices - all without any increase in renewables or really reducing our carbon footprint (exporting the problem elsewhere surely doesn't count even for a Lib Dem?)
It says little for our democracy that long-term planning by Government in this space has become impossible - I don't fancy the chances of the Government that is charge when these particular chickens come home for a roost.