29 Jun '12, 8am

Ground-breaking study reveals hidden costs of powering our homes #energy #saving

Ground-breaking study reveals hidden costs of powering our homes #energy #saving

The study, ‘Powering the nation - household electricity-using habits revealed ’, conducted by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), and the Energy Saving Trust, also revealed that the UK is watching 10 billion hours more TV than previously thought, adding £205 million to electricity bills. Powering the nation highlights the actual day-to-day use of electricity across the nation and allows us to see what is actually happening in people’s homes. The study is the first of its kind in the UK to measure and monitor electricity in real time in real-life situations, breaking down what electrical items are being used, when, for how long, and how much power they use. Until now, a study of this magnitude and complexity had not been considered possible due to the technical challenges of monitoring usage. Po...

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