I’m currently recovering from Covid, so will keep this week’s blog to the bare minimum. However, I did want to draw your attention to a report published this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA): a ten-point plan for reducing oil use.
It’s prompted by the immediate desire to reduce demand for Russian oil, but its recommendations obviously support wider ambitions to reduce carbon emissions too. The scaling of the savings from the different options is very helpful, in particular highlighting the fact that adoption of electric vehicles is one of the less effective measures, producing significantly lower savings than working from home, car sharing, reducing vehicle speed and avoiding business travel.
In all likelihood we’ll be a long time waiting for national government to move on any of this, but at least some of it is within our own control. I hope the report receives the coverage required to get the message across.
Stay safe and I hope full service will be resumed next week!