Lifestyle Economics

Opposing the nanny state does not mean opposing energy advice campaigns

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Express

IEA Head of Political Economy Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The Daily Express questioning the government’s decision to scrap a £15 million energy saving advice scheme.

Responding to criticisms that such a campaign would be paternalistic, Christopher said:

“I’m no fan of the nanny state, to put it mildly, but even I don’t have a problem with being given a few tips on how to save money and potentially prevent blackouts during an energy crisis.”

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