Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Queen of England prowls the corridors switching off lights

England – The Queen is coming perilously close to joining millions of her subjects in fuel poverty as energy bills for four palaces and a castle absorb a rising share of her income. About 4 million households in England have fallen into fuel poverty, a situation in which a homeowner must spend 10 per cent of their annual income to keep their abode acceptably warm. The attention is drawn of all members of staff to the need to switch off unwanted lights. By Order of The Master of The Household. The Queen herself prowls the corridors, switching off superfluous lights, a Buckingham Palace employee said.  more

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