Households are facing a steep increase in their energy prices due to supply and demand on the global wholesale market. The increase means more people are thinking about the way they consume energy, says Gary. He believes a recommendation to charge a carbon tax similar to council tax and business rates would be effective.
“You can cite if you’ve got a carbon-neutral home and get credits for the measures you’ve taken to reduce the carbon footprint of the building,” he says. “For example, LED light bulbs, insulation, PV solar panels, low-carbon heating… all of those would be a credit, which comes off your bill. That’s part of the education.”