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Bang Goes The Theory 8: Episode 1 - Energy

Updated Friday 7th March 2014

This week the Bang teams looks at energy - how close Britain might get to running out of electricity? 

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This week on Bang: we live in a world where the lights are always on. But will that be the case in 20 years? Maggie Philbin spends a day in one of Britain’s most secret locations, the control room of the National Grid – whose job it is to make sure the electricity is always there when you need it. Here she learns that almost half our generating capacity will disappear in our lifetimes. Jem Stansfield shows how most of our electricity now relies on gas and reveals that in the future it may rely on liquid air. Whilst Liz Bonin visits one of the largest off shore wind farms in the UK – capable of supplying the whole of Leeds. 

Bang Goes The Theory can be seen on BBC One and BBC Two (Wales only) on Monday 10th March 2014 at 7.30pm, . Full schedule and iPlayer links are on bbc.co.uk. Read more about the current series.

 

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