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:

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.

2 comments:

David said...

The response to this will probably be a new law defining it as "hate measurement" to measure & disclose the heat loss of a politician's home or that of a media figure.

allen (in Michigan) said...

Leave us not forget Prince Charles who'll be taking a private Airbus 318? (looks like, roughly, a 737 equivalent) and an entourage of 17 to fly to a conference so he can lecture all and sundry about the danger of climate change and how commoners have a duty to save his planet.