"The UK today became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. The target will require the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, compared with the previous target of at least 80% reduction from 1990 levels." At what cost? UK becomes first major economy to pass net zero emissions law - GOV.UK When the fairy tale meets reality: "Base load power sources are the plants that operate continuously to meet the minimum level of power demand 24/7. Base load plants are usually large-scale and are key components of an efficient electric grid. Base load plants produce power at a constant rate and are not designed to respond to peak demands or emergencies. The base load power generation can rely on both renewable or non-renewable resources. This last sentence has no basis in fact. Non-renewable resources (fossil fuels) include: coal, nuclear fuels. Renewable resources include: hydropower, geothermal heat, biomass, biogas, and also a solar thermal resource with associated energy storage." 9.1. Base Load Energy Sustainability | EME 807: Technologies for Sustainability Systems No one is talking of actual or even estimated costs; real base load requirements and maintenance to guarantee; societal trauma's induced by such changes; efficient functioning of national security, industry, transport and services.