Energy…. it is all looking pretty dim

I have hugely growing concerns on the subject of energy; the type of stuff that keeps our lights on, homes warm and business in action, and how the UK seems to be getting more and more screwed up position.

Over the past 18 months all the major utility companies (gas and electric) have hiked up their prices, some up to an amazing 24%, on the back of what they claim are higher costs to import fuel from the continent as North Sea gas supplies dwindle.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4684886.stm

However, across the general populace there seems to be little outcry at these hikes or the precarious situation that we appear to be in. Fuel poverty is talked about, but little seems to be done (other than being told… change supplier but watch out for the penalty charges!)

So have we all become rather apothetic to this issue facing us all? Have we all become more energy hungry without being more energy conscious? Do you have energy saving light bulbs? Do you swtich off your TV or leave it on stand-by? How thick is the insulation in your roof (and how thick should it be)?

I think we are being more and more dumb to this and many more issues. All we seem to care about is whether we can afford that car, the new house, those shoes and that holiday……

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