As always, there are those, like those who have posted comments to this blog, are dismissive of any attempt to reduce energy use. Which is what is very necessary to becoming anywhere self sufficient in energy and reducing emissions.

Inside track

Photo from post is by Dustin Benton, who leads Green Alliance’s Resource Stewardship theme. A version first appeared on

To find out more about how to fix ecodesign, see Green Alliance’s new report: Cutting Britain’s Energy Bill.

President Obama had a hard time selling the US’s ‘weatherization program’ to a sceptical Congress: insulation is a lot less attractive than visible clean tech like solar panels. So he relied on his charm, declaring memorably that insulation was, in fact, sexy. “Here’s what’s sexy about it — saving money,” he said, to laughter and applause.

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