Psychosis is often caused by people make nonsensical linkages between unrelated things, like when Peggy Joseph thought voting for Obama was going to pay her mortgage and gas bill.
The UK demonstrated historical levels of psychosis when Gordon Brown created “The Department of Energy and Climate Change.” He put a group of lunatics who are terrified of energy in charge of maintaining the energy supply.
Older coal-fired power stations are due to come out of service in 2015, but new plants are not coming on stream fast enough to make up the gap, and existing gas-fired power stations have been mothballed as they are uneconomic.
Electricity companies are choosing to use coal rather than gas at present, because coal is plentiful and cheap as a result of the massive boom in shale gas in the US, which has displaced coal-fired generation there and sent the excess coal around the world at cut price rates. But most of the existing coal-fired power plants are likely to be taken out of service in 2015, in order to comply with new European Union directives on pollutants.