Greenie killjoys frown on iPods
Demand for power-thirsty gadgets like mobile phones, iPods and big-screen TVs is undoing efficiency gains elsewhere, the International Energy Agency said today.
The agency urged developed governments to keep pace with the invention of new consumer devices when crafting efficiency standards and implored people to make thriftier choices.
Rising home energy use underlines how dramatic action on climate change would require action by individuals as well as governments. The report underlined the difficulty of cutting greenhouse gases as people's lifestyles became increasingly affluent.
"Thriftier choices" and barely concealed envy at "affluent lifestyles" - that sums up the enviro-headbangers attitude, pursuing pointless emissions reductions in order to stifle developed "capitalist" economies. Watermelon politics - green on the outside, red on the inside.
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