May 16, 2014 | David

I reduce my energy use whenever I can. But I want my lights to stay on and my electricity bills to be affordable in the future. What will happen if Britain's fossil fuel reserves run out?

A new report estimates that at current consumption rates Britain will exhaust its oil, gas and coal reserves within five years. I think that's good if it pushes us to make more energy from renewable sources. But is the government doing enough to make us kick our fossil fuel habit?

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The report warns that European countries will rely more on imported fossil fuels unless they invest in renewable power.

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