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Energy adviser's blackout warning

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The government's new energy adviser says the UK could face blackouts by 2016 because green energy is not coming on stream fast enough.

Professor David MacKay, who takes up his post at the Department of Energy on 1 October, blamed the public for opposing wind farms, nuclear power, and energy imports, whilst demanding an unchanged lifestyle.

He says not enough power capacity is being built and "the scale of building required is absolutely enormous".

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