"A new development of carbon-free homes and a model neighbourhood is the kind of scheme worth the government's money .
"By 2015 all new housing in Britain is supposed to be carbon zero, but right now only 2% of any new builds actually approach this requirement. All the more reason, then, to welcome a newly opened development of 12 houses in Somerset, accommodating 30 people who together contribute 3 tonnes less CO2 per annum than equivalent households.
"...though all the buildings are connected to both mains supply gas and electricity, they actually use very little of either. Liz showed me recent bills. From April 30 to June 7, their gas bill was just £3.66; their green electricity bill for May was just £13. "
And the local council is trying to up their council tax banding....