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'Powering the Nation' - The shocking report on energy waste in UK homes

In a report recently by the Energy Saving Trust (EST), the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) which was commissioned to uncover the electricity consumption habits of British households, the reliance on household appliances and gadgets is responsible for a huge increase in electricity consumption.

As reported in The Telegraph, 250 homes were monitored for their electricity usage and the data collated to see where the electricty was used and also where it was wasted.

One of the best solutions is being aware of the problem and considering which appliances need to be on and which don't. You can install a meter to monitor your energy use, and you can even generate your own electricity through solar panels or a heat pump, which for every 1kWh you put into it, you receive between 3kWh-4kWh in return, reducing your bill considerably.