I went to a lunch meeting with the Engineering profession on the Lords terrace this week. They wanted to tell us about how to tackle climate change by cutting carbon output. It seemed a pity that on a very sunny day when the sunlight was streaming through the entire long wall of glass along the side of the Terrace marquee, all 96 light bulbs were burning away. I suggested they turned them off but to no avail.
It was the same yesterday at another government/industry meeting in Parliament where all the lights were on on a sunny day.
The private sector is cutting its fuel use because it has to cut its costs. When will Westminster and Whitehall learn?