THEY may shout their green credentials from the rooftops, but some of Britain’s most prominent environmental champions are living in homes that produce up to half a ton of excess carbon dioxide a year.
An audit of properties, measuring heat loss, has revealed that Chris Martin, the pop star, Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, and Sir David Attenborough, the broadcaster, are among those who reside in homes that are “leaking” energy. Some lack even the most basic energy saving measures such as cavity wall insulation and double glazing.
Thermal images of the residences of 10 high-profile green campaigners found that their heat loss was either worse or no better than that found in the average family home.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Green Credentials--I Waste More Heat Than You Do
It's not hypocrisy every time someone says one thing and does another; all of us fail to live up to our own ideals sometimes. It is hypocrisy, though, when someone makes a big deal about one thing, and secretly does another. Like these: