UK Government Proposes Floating Generators For Northern Ireland If Brexit Talks Fail

A flotilla of barges would be sent to the coast of Northern Ireland with electrical generators after Brexit to keep the region’s lights on in the event of no deal, according to reports on Wednesday, The Guardian reports. The scheme, which has been described as “potty,” British slang for "silly" or "crazy," by business leaders in Northern Ireland, is said to be part of contingency planning by British government officials in case the United Kingdom crashes out of the European Union, smashing Ireland’s all-island electricity supply in its wake. The issue has arisen because Northern Ireland relies on imports from Ireland for its electricity supply as part of a ground-breaking single energy...

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