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One person households to blame

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Energy consumption rise blamed on single occupancy homes

So, according to statisticians at the Office for National Statistics who compiled the Social Trends report, the blame for the rise in energy consumption must go to the rising number of single occupancy homes. There are a decent number of them in South Tyneside, mostly belonging to South Tyneside Homes, although some are available from private developers.

To save the planet from doom and destruction we will have to force people to like each other more, marry, or form civil partnerships, or live together in hippy student type communes. Gordon Brown will have to find a department to fund a state owned dating agency to help alleviate the problem and help us achieve our carbon emission targets! This single living just will not do, we will never achieve those targets living on our own and doing boring things like staying at home watching the TV.

No doubt the government will set another target shortly, to increase the number of multi-occupancy houses.

Or perhaps we should just switch the lights off, fumble about, and try to remember what it’s like to get to know someone a little better.

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Written by curly

April 8, 2008 at 6:34 pm

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  1. I am in full agreement with you on this one Curly

    S Wilson

    April 8, 2008 at 9:17 pm

  2. Oh, great! I like living alone, and I would never expect anyone else to put up with my company anyway. Well, tough! I’m going to stay the way I am (which is really quite ‘green’ anyway!)

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