This news article reports on how increased use of fans and air conditioning in the UK, as temperatures increase, has led to electricity suppliers having to meet the extra demand by starting up coal-powered plants. The article includes quotes from Bob Ward who describes a ‘vicious cycle’ of hot weather leading to more use of air-conditioning, which leads to more use of fossil fuels, which in turn leads to further climate change and demand for air conditioning.

The Daily Telegraph (paywall), 13 June 2023

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