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Wind-based power systems are necessary to meet the government’s targets, (Steve Holiday, CEO of the UK's National Grid) has explained, but they will require lifestyle changes.Not that these required lifestyle changes will be enforced by the wind-based power systems per se:
Under the so-called “smart grid” that the UK is developing, the government-regulated utility will be able to decide when and where power should be delivered, to ensure that it meets the highest social purpose. Governments may, for example, decide that the needs of key industries take precedence over others, or that the needs of industry trump that of residential consumers. Governments would also be able to price power prohibitively if it is used for non-essential purposes.