1) Buy energy efficient electricity appliances and look out for the Energy Saving Trust Recommended logo.
2) Switch off appliances when you are not using them. Households are thought to spend about 8% of their electricity bill simply by powering appliances in standby.
3) Heating and hot water use up to 60% of the average UK household fuel bill – so try to shorten showers and turn the thermostat down by one degree.
4) Wash your clothes at 30 degrees instead of 40 degrees. It will be just as effective!
5) Switch to energy-saving light bulbs. In the UK, lighting accounts for roughly 20% of household energy bills.
6) Recycle. UK recycling saves more than 18 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, the equivalent of taking 5 million cars off the road.
7) About a quarter of your energy bill could be lost (literally) through the roof, so insulating it makes a lot of sense.
8) Installing cavity wall insulation is a quick and easy job that can really make a difference.
9) Plugging in the little gaps (like the one under your door) from where heat can slip away is another great way of doing your bit, and using a draught excluder is another simple great idea.
10) Change light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), which cost just a few dollars and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb. Although some people are concerned because CFLs contain mercury, Energy Star says that CFLs do not release any mercury when in use, and actually reduce mercury emissions because they lessen the need for electricity from power plants that emit mercury.
1) How can we transform the energy sector?
2) How well is our country’s energy system performing?
3) Do you think that the present power price is right as compared to other developed countries?
4) How clean renewable energy (RET) will boost for cleaner and better economy and to create jobs?
5) How better use of energy system can reap benefit for society’s future growth?