Thursday, April 16, 2009

WWF Scotland boss calls for energy wasters to be prosecuted

From The Herald (Glasgow):

Wasting energy is an "anti-social act" that should be viewed in the same way as drink-driving, a leading environmentalist said today.

Dr Richard Dixon, director of WWF Scotland, said there is a "rump of people" who will not take action in their homes to help prevent climate change.

But he said that a third of all carbon dioxide emissions in Scotland came from buildings, and called on ministers to penalise those who waste energy.

Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Morning Extra programme Dr Dixon said: "We should be viewing this as an anti-social act to be wasting energy needlessly.

"Even if you can afford it and you think it's your right to waste energy in any way you like, we should start to think of that as anti-social and the Government should start to crack down on that.">>>MORE