Householders prefer to crank up their thermostats to keep themselves warm.
This wastes an estimated £1.5 billion and produces 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
Rather than wasting time and money trying to relaunch nuclear power Blair should call for an initiative to fix this problem and cut energy consumption in general. Prevention is better than cure, remember. If the country’s using less energy then it can afford to get its electricity from more sustainable sources.