Same experience in Britain, Norway and several other countries who put their eggs into this basket. A huge gaffe based on the assumption the future was going to be warmer, not colder. See what we mean about the wages of stupidity?
I have been thinking about this eventuality for many years. That's why I have designed my energy strategy primarily around diesel fuel as the ultimate backup, with other means being only expedient measures when sun and wind are available.
Poor Brits have lost the intellectual power required to continue living