We must all welcome the restoration of the fixed link to France. The interruption in 2018 showed us our vulnerabilities – not only in terms of the costs, which were passed on to the consumer, but also in terms of our carbon footprint. Now GE plan to install a direct link to the European Grid while encouraging local renewable generation. We can and should go further than this. Energy demands and household costs need to be reduced at source. The joined-up approach urged in the Future Guernsey Plan should include a realistic revision of planning and building laws and explore financial support (means-tested grants, soft loans and tax relief) for home improvements such as roof-mounted solar panels, internal and external insulation, and the electrification of domestic heating systems.