New Year’s Resolutions for Energy Ministers


  1. Think small to slow down climate change; think microgeneration.
  2. End massive subsidies for wind farms and photovoltaic electricity
  3. Develop and energy policy, rather than an electricity policy
  4. Use the law to require all homes to be insulated to a decent standard
  5. Use Council Tax reductions as an incentive for microgeneration
  6. Stop wood burning power stations
  7. Force fossil fuel power stations to use the best smoke washing and air cleaning technology
  8. Force cars buses and lorries to limit their engine sizes and their pollution emissions
  9. Stop looking for one big solution; climate change was caused by many small events which accumulate
  10. A bit of humility and less boasting would help the intellectual environment