Homeowners keen on saving energy

CONCERNS about the environment have inspired 78 per cent of people living in East Anglia to consider turning their homes into mini power stations, according to energy saving research. The findings released last week by the Energy Saving Trust examined co

CONCERNS about the environment have inspired 78 per cent of people living in East Anglia to consider turning their homes into mini power stations, according to energy saving research.

The findings released last week by the Energy Saving Trust examined consumers' attitudes towards energy efficiency and found 78 per cent of people would like to generate their own heating and hot water using renewable energy.

Rob Gilmore, the renewable energy co-ordinator at the Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre in East Anglia, said: "As our homes are responsible for over a quarter of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions - the leading cause of climate change - it is extremely positive that people in East Anglia are keen to reduce their homes' impact on the

environment through energy efficiency.


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"I would, however, recommend people seek advice first before making a commitment to install renewable technology."

Out of the 2,000 people surveyed 57 per cent said they were aware of the link between their home energy use and climate change.

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The Energy Saving Trust was set up to address the damaging effects of climate change.

INFORMATION: To find out more contact your local energy saving trust advice centre call 0800 512012 or log onto www.est.org.uk/anglia

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