Energy Saving Trust – ‘Local Solutions to a Global Problem’
Recently I have been involved in the nationwide ‘Save your 20%’ campaign organised by the Energy Saving Trust. Before Christmas I arranged an ‘Energy Check’ at my Drum Brae constituency office, by following their recommendations I was able to cut my energy use and carbon emissions by almost 40%.
This year the Energy Saving Trust (EST) are encouraging people to sign a pledge card promising to reduce their own emissions and energy usage by 20% over the coming year in order to help meet UK emissions targets.
Currently we waste the equivalent of around two power stations' worth of electricity each year by leaving TV sets and other gadgets on standby. Even the simplest changes can add up to a real difference. If we all cut our emissions by 20% it would go a long way towards meeting our emissions’ targets.
The Energy Efficiency Advice Centre (EEAC) provides free impartial expert advice on energy efficiency. As well as providing advice on behavioural changes people can make to reduce their energy use, the EEAC advises on grants available to the public that can assist householders to install a number of energy efficiency measures. They can be contacted free on 0800 512 012. Alternatively, visit them at http://www.est.org.uk/.