Monday, 20 September 2010

Power firms must turn us on to saving

Amid the early morning blur a few days ago, a virtually incomprehensible voice telephoned, demanding to know how thick my roof insulation was. I can't imagine there is much call for inches of lagging in Mumbai, which might explain why my caller didn't make it past the first tentative steps at salesmanship.

But if this is the brave new world of trying to persuade consumers to do all they can to save energy by filling cavity walls, buying new boilers and sticking another couple of layers of cotton wool in the rafters, it's a dead duck.

Yet as Sam Laidlaw, chief executive of British Gas owner Centrica, told me last week, we are all in for a very rude awakening over our fuel bills unless we start to cut our power consumption.

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