(j) Retirement (Aged 60-75+)
Free from the need for daily trips to work and with grown up children, our two subjects should see substantial drops in their energy use, GHG emissions and energy costs. Indeed, both could be expected to drop into the 'low' household energy user bracket, though with Mr Bellamy making further cuts in household GHG emissions and energy costs as outlined previously. However, Mr Prescott negates much of this potential 'retirement' decrease in emissions and energy costs by buying himself a petrol guzzling Jaguar XJS which, even though only used for 9000km of travelling each year, produces over 3 tonnes of GHG and costs £863 in fuel.
Worse still for Mr Prescott's annual GHG budget is his decision to travel to Auckland for his annual holiday, a flight which costs £655 and creates over 5 tonnes of GHG on each round trip. Meanwhile, Mr Bellamy continues using public transport to get around and opts for annual holidays in Aberdeenshire. The return ticket to Aberdeen costing £94 and the round trip producing around 27kg of GHG.