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Continuing plunge in Britain’s electricity consumption

Telegraph 16th Feb 2018, A rise in energy efficiency led to the biggest drop in UK electricity
consumption in three years for EDF. Both domestic and commercial customers
cut their electricity usage in 2017, leading to an overall drop of 1.9pc,
while gas consumption fell 2.6pc as milder weather meant customers used
their central heating less.

Domestic energy use has been in decline
nationally since 2010, despite a growing population and consumers using an
increasing number of electrical appliances. Successive regulations in
recent years, such as the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs, have
forced appliance manufacturers to make their products less wasteful.

Average energy consumption by fridges and freezers plunged by more than
half between 1990 and 2016, according to official statistics, while “wet
appliances” such as washing machines and dishwashers have improved more


February 17, 2018 - Posted by | ENERGY, UK

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