"Exactly. Better to scapegoat and point fingers rather than fix the UK's very real energy problems"
Eh? The real energy problems is that after tonnes of investment and growing reliance upon extremely unreliable and under-performing methods of generating electricity which requires gas backup has left the UK reliant on gas. Then we ban fracking which would give us a reliable source of gas. The fix is simple, stop subsidising the monuments to sky gods and switch back on the coal plants (as is being done in limited fashion because its necessary).
"At least with smart meters we can now have pinpoint accurate rolling blackouts for the plebs."
Probably the plan. Government refuses to build energy generation and so dictates a way to knock off the demand. All stuff pointed out way back when labour were doing this (cons continuing with it).