While my country's Federal Government [Australia] and the USA admin won't ratify the Kyoto Protocol that's no reason for each of us not to take up the challenge of reducing out green house gas emissions. I am doing my bit (low wattage fluro lights, drive a small hybrid car) but I don't have a good way of measuring how I am going.
If you live in New York City you can use Personal Kyoto -- a website that "provides New Yorkers the means to measure, track and share their progress towards meaningful electric use reduction."
The creator of Personal Kyoto is open to bringing the services to other cities but needs local technical help - read on.
I'm the author of Personal Kyoto and I appreciate the link and the comments [at this O'Reilly Post]. Regarding the question of bringing it to London (or any city for that matter), I am totally soliciting other software developers out there who might be interested in working with me to move it beyond New York. PK works by grabbing data from the local utility (ConEd in the case of NYC) via a user's online account, so there's no need to create new physical meter reading systems. It just uses the utilities already existing system.
Posted by: Ben Engebreth at September 29, 2006 08:45 AM at http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/09/personal_kyoto.html
Can you help adapt Personal Kyoto for your part of the world?
Incidentally Personal Kyoto is funded by the non-profit Eyebeam OpenLab which is dedicated to public domain R&D. Check out there other projects - I am particularly fond of MintyBoost and how it breaks the consumer cycle.