The gang at Living Streets, sporting their Energy Saving Week personal insulation systems! We love it. 

Well, this week we’ve been sending stories all around the media encouraging people to do their bit for Energy Saving Week – so it’s  rewarding to see such a variety of  companies, large and small, letting their customers know about our campaign to help people take control of their energy bills.

From electronic components manufacturers to DIY and builders’ stores via insurance firms, the message is getting out there.

Hitting our carbon emissions targets is going to take the efforts of the public, not-for-profit and private sectors all working hand in hand, so it’s very pleasing to see everyone pausing for a little energy-saving thought.

Meanwhile, our blogging MPs are waiting with baited breath to have their say on today’s big issue: insulation. We suggested they should clear out their attic and pay for insulating your home with the proceeds. What would they reckon to that?

John Leech MP likes the idea but has a bit of an issue: “It wouldn’t pay for much – our attic is empty!”

Same problem for Oliver Heald MP, but he’s definitely got the lagging covered: “As we moved recently, the attic is blissfully empty, but it is well insulated, as is the rest of the house – a serious benefit.”

And Ian Swales MP? “I have already done it!”

Dan Byles MP, however, does have ‘cash in the attic’: “I think this sounds like an excellent idea – I am a real hoarder so my attic is always full of junk. My wife prefers a more minimalist existence, so I think she’d like that idea too. She’ll see it as a chance to get rid of all my rubbish, and all for a good cause, so it would be a win all round.”