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Flights for lights

Tesco has for some time allowed people to convert Clubcard points into Airmiles, so on one hand, this story seems a bit of a non-event… Except for the fact Tesco are actively suggesting people convert the bonus miles earned when buying CFL bulbs into Airmiles.

That’s right – suggesting you get in a jet and burn a load of fuel as a reward for ‘greening’ your domestic lighting.

I’m all for encouraging people to reduce their consumption, but this needs to be by educating people on the reasons why, not by offering discounts on massive energy consumption as a reward for minor reductions.