Shocker: Warmists Tend To Be Big Energy Hogs

And by “shocker”, I mean this is completely a non-shocking notion. Warmists are hypocrites, generally refusing to give up, or even cut back on, their own use of fossil fuels, nor take more than token measures to reduce their “carbon footprint”

(UK Telegraph)  People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity than those who do not, a Government study has found.

Those who say they are concerned about the prospect of climate change consume more energy than those who say it is “too far into the future to worry about,” the study commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change found.

That is in part due to age, as people over 65 are more frugal with electricity but much less concerned about global warming.

However, even when pensioners are discounted, there is only a “weak trend” to show that people who profess to care about climate change do much to cut their energy use.

The findings were based on the Household Electricity Survey, which closely monitored the electricity use and views of 250 families over a year. The report, by experts from Loughborough University and Cambridge Architectural Research, was commissioned and published by DECC.

And what does all this mean? That Warmists should practice what they preach? Nope

“This means that policy makers cannot rely on stated behaviours alone in assessing the extent to which households turn off unused appliances,” the report noted.

The findings will strengthen the case of those who argue that more coercive methods are needed if people’s energy consumption is to be reduced.

But of course! More Government control of people’s lives.

I’d suspect that a study here in America would find the same thing, if not worse energy use amongst our Warmists.

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4 Responses to “Shocker: Warmists Tend To Be Big Energy Hogs”

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  2. John says:

    Teach I didn’t didn’t se anything about energy hogs, I did see ” a slight trend”
    But you do raise a good point, this problem the Earth gunning a fever, really must be addressed by governments, not individuals. Relying on individuals would be about as effective as relying on individuals to do things like abstain from drinking and driving. There must be governmental pressure otherwise it just doesn’t work.

  3. jl says:

    John, name one negative thing that has happened due to your perceived “fever” that the earth has- without a corresponding positive thing. That would, of course, include proving that whatever it was never happened before. Good luck.

  4. jl says:

    As I’ve said elsewhere, standby by for a new “study” that says it’s global warming that’s causing the astrologers to use more electricity in 3…2..1…

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