Britons missing out on energy savingsEnergy Saving Trust says kids leave the lights on
19 October 2009
British children waste more energy than their continental counterparts, according to a new study for Energy Saving Week.
British children admitted to more energy wasting behaviour, such as leaving lights on, than children in other EU countries.
The trust found that, although many UK consumers knew how to save energy, fewer were putting their knowledge into practice.
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TVs on standby
Last week, Conservative leader David Cameron outlined Tory plans for a ‘green consumer revolution’ including publishing energy consumption data for all public buildings. He called for washing machines to have low energy cycles as their standard wash, and revealed a plan to ban the standby mode for TVs.
However, Which? TV expert Mike Briggs says that, while ‘every bit of energy saved is great news, most new TVs left in standby use a negligible amount of power'.
Mike adds: 'Far greater savings can be made if consumers use eco-modes and light sensors when the sets are switched on.’
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