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People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity
Telegraph UK ^ | July 14, 2014 | by Matthew Holehouse

Posted on 07/14/2014 8:05:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: algore; aljazeera; aljazeeragore; carbon; climatechange; climategate; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; hypocrites; socialism; weather

1 posted on 07/14/2014 8:05:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

People who rail on about carbon footprints have the biggest...AL Gore


2 posted on 07/14/2014 8:09:42 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s only because they CARE so much. [/s]


3 posted on 07/14/2014 8:11:06 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: gwgn02

Most nutballs who believe in Global Warming always pass the buck to corporations..to their mom and dad..etc. They are the biggest hypocrites.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 8:13:07 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But of course they are deeply concerned about everyone else’s energy usage.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 8:15:12 PM PDT by Yardstick
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6 posted on 07/14/2014 8:16:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: gwgn02

All Gore probably uses more energy in an average month than I will in my lifetime.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 8:19:55 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"You used 84.0 kWh this week (2% less than last week's total). Your usage was 78% less than similar homes in your area (2% less than last week)".
8 posted on 07/14/2014 8:22:44 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just like with so many other things, people substitute talking for doing.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 8:23:53 PM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: aft_lizard
of course!!!...lol..but gawd they feel so righteous after the survey!.....life in the basement is good!
10 posted on 07/14/2014 8:29:47 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Chode

If only the ‘rats would lemmings be, Gaia would be saved by a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 8:41:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well... how else are they gonna keep the ‘climate’ inside their house exactly the same every day ?


12 posted on 07/14/2014 9:01:57 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Paging Al Gore...


13 posted on 07/14/2014 9:02:54 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

HYPOCRITES!

Also, Al Gore


14 posted on 07/14/2014 9:31:34 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

That has been proven. Nashville electric records are public record. They showed that his house in Belle Meade (the rich area) was using around 22,000 kwh a month.

Of course being a lying liberal he spinned it away with BS.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 9:42:00 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Why do I need electricity. I can watch TV by candle light.”


16 posted on 07/14/2014 11:01:34 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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I once got into a “discussion” on AGW at a friend’s house years ago. He probably had 15 TV’s in the house. Five in his exercise room (in front of each piece of equipment). Two in the kitchen (one for the table, one for the sink), a huge large screen in the rec. room. Large one in the den, all the bedrooms, office, etc.

Oh - and his home theater room with the leather recliners and couches.

But - he DID drive a Prius.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 11:06:02 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This does not surprise me at all. Thanks for posting it.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 12:06:05 AM PDT by grundle
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To: Paladin2
100%
19 posted on 07/15/2014 4:46:39 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: gwgn02

Get this. Yesterday, I was parked next to a big Audi sedan in the supermarket parking lot. The vanity license plate read.....AL GORE. Can’t make this stuff up.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 5:24:37 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Ellendra
Just like with so many other things, people substitute talking for doing.

There's ways to fix that, too.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 5:42:01 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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