The average household could save £200 a year by taking energy efficiency measures.
This is equivalent to a saving of around 2 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
£5 billion is wasted on energy in the UK every year. This is enough to give every man, woman and child £84 a year in the UK.
Some tips and facts about saving energy
- An energy efficient light bulb will save you £68 in electricity over the bulb’s lifetime.
- Increase loft insulation to 250 mm (10″)
- Every one in North Yorkshire doing so would save enough energy to meet the needs of 15,000 households.
- Swap your old fridge freezer for a new ‘A’ rated model
- Every one in North Yorkshire doing so would save enough money to pay David Beckham’s salary.
- Insulate your hot water cylinder
- Every one in North Yorkshire doing so would save up to £2 million a year off our collective fuel bills. That’s enough money to pay the annual wages of 130 new police officers.
- Using a 40°C wash cycle rather than 60°C means you use a third less electricity. Modern washing powders and detergents work just as effectively at lower temperatures for your average wash.